NCBA says House Democrats’ Climate Report is too partisan
House Democrats have pulled from Farm Bill conservation programs in an effort to reduce greenhouse gas emissions through their 547-page Climate Report.
The plan from the House select committee aims to address the climate crisis by building a new clean energy economy. Illinois Representative Cheri Bustos says, “Tackling the climate crisis head-on is going to take all of us, including rural America, and this is another step towards ensuring that everyone gets a seat at the table.”
However, some farm groups have criticized how one-sided the proposal is. NCBA’s Ethan Lane, the VP of government affairs, states that the report released today is unfortunately the product of partisan discussion that failed to encompass important communities across the country.
“NCBA will continue working to ensure that all segments of the beef supply chain are recognized for their beneficial contributions and do not face punitive measures that unfairly or inaccurately target domestic food and fiber production,” Lane adds.
The Renewable Fuel Association is also review this report.