Groups want climate recognition in trade negotiations

A dozen ag groups are asking U.S. Trade Representative Katherine Tai to give farmers credit for climate protecting practices in international trade negotiations.

Led by the National Council of Farmer Cooperatives, their letter asks the ambassador to recognize that “farmers and ranchers are innovating every day to address climate change.”

The groups say they support voluntary, market- and incentive-based policies, advancing science-based outcomes and helping rural economies better adapt to climate change.

They say public policy can help drive reductions in greenhouse gas emissions and increase farm income.

The groups say they look forward to engaging more with Ambassador Tai and her staff about the great strides the US ag industry is already making and continues to make towards environmental sustainability and climate goals.

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