Sen. Boozman talks conservation and vision for the future
We are hearing from a top agriculture leader in Washington about his vision for the future.
The ranking member of the Senate Ag Committee spoke at the Agripulse Food and Ag Policy Summit. Sen. John Boozman says that there are some obstacles in addressing conservation and climate change. Among them are measuring and verifying carbon sequestration, dealing with the economic disruptions caused by the pandemic, and creating tools to help farmers adopt new conservation practices.
He also has a vision for moving forward: “I believe we should first work through our existing voluntary conservation programs, which are incentivized and often provide cost-share assistance as the basis of any climate-related agricultural policies. We should not take the route of heavy-handed regulations which only serve to increase costs and drive consolidation.”
Boozman says that the regulatory approval process must be streamlined to promote thorough and timely reviews for innovating technologies.
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