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Proposed legislation a positive step forward in addressing climate change in rural areas

Kayla Bergman

Policy associate

Center for Rural Affairs

A recently introduced piece of legislation into the U.S. Senate is a positive step forward in addressing climate change in rural areas.

The Growing Climate Solutions Act, intended to establish a certification program for private parties who work with producers to receive payments for carbon sequestration, comes at a critical time for the agriculture industry and the environment.

Introduced by Sens. Mike Braun (R-Ind.) and Sheldon Whitehouse (D-R.I) in early June, the bill also further solidifies the important role agriculture plays in add...

 

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