Joining the Fight Against Climate Change Would Help This Industry Thrive

IN BRIEF

Farmers have the political clout necessary to influence environmental and climate change policies. Author Matthew Russell, a fifth-generation farmer and the resilient agriculture coordinator at the Drake University Agricultural Law Center, outlines what farmers can do to help.

A farmer harvests soybeans near Lenox, Iowa. Drake University Agricultural Law Center, Author provided

President Trump, congressional Republicans, and most American farmers share common positions on climate change: they question the science showing human activity is altering the global climate and are skeptical of using public policy to reduce greenhouse gas pollution.

But farmers are in a unique position to tackle climate change. We have the political power, economic incentive, and policy tools to do so. What we don’t yet have is the political will

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