Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack debunks viral internet claims that President Joe Biden intends to stop Americans from eating burgers and steaks as part of his plans to combat climate change.
As President Joe Biden pledges a large reduction in greenhouse gas emissions for the next 10 years, the administration hasn't set specific targets for the agriculture sector which accounts for 10 percent of all U.S. emissions.
Biden on Thursday pledged a drastic reduction in U.S. greenhouse gas emissions by 2030.
But the White House hasn’t set any specific targets yet for agriculture, which accounts for 10 percent of all U.S. emissions.
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Historic day: Jewel Bronaugh (@VaAgComm) testified before Senate Ag. If confirmed, Bronaugh would be first Black woman and first woman of color to serve as deputy secretary of USDA since Abraham Lincoln founded the dept in 1862.
CLIMATE: While some lawmakers are beginning to introduce legislation to address climate change in agriculture, Rep. Cindy Axne of Iowa wants to make sure biofuels don’t get left behind.
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A bipartisan bill aimed at bolstering agricultural carbon markets has garnered enough Republican support to have a good chance of passage in the Senate.
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Opposition to that decision came swiftly from Republicans and the American Farm Bureau Federation. But not all were disappointed.
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🎧ICYMI: House GOP members were not the only ones to introduce climate change-focused ag bills last week. Other Republicans and Democrats brought their own measures— some with goals of making it into President Joe Biden’s infrastructure package.
Today in Weekly Agriculture:
🏛️ Legislation introduced by@HouseAgGOPP to create ag climate change incentives
🚫EPA asks for sulfoxaflor usage permission
✅Biden taps in anothe@USDAda nominee
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