Digging Deep into the Next Farm Bill
Roughly every five years, the United States designs and implements a new farm bill, which sets federal policy on agriculture across a huge swath of programs, including subsidies, food assistance, land practices and more. As stakeholders begin to strategize around the 2023 farm bill, many are pushing to make climate adaptation and mitigation primary aspects of policy design. In February of this year, USDA Secretary Tom Vilsack announced $1 billion in funding for climate-smart agriculture pilot projects that aim to reduce emissions and/or sequester carbon. How effective are those practices? And what can the farm bill do to further incentivize carbon management while helping farmers and ranchers adapt to the increasingly disruptive impacts of climate change?
Join Climate One Host Greg Dalton in conversation with Chuck Conner, president and CEO of the National Council of Farmer Cooperatives, and Scott Faber, senior vice president of government affairs at EWG, as they dig into what the next farm bill might mean for the climate.
This program is supported in part by Bank of the West.
The Commonwealth Club of California
President and CEO, National Council of Farmer Cooperatives
Senior Vice President, Government Affairs, EWG
Founder and Host, Climate One