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Starting the climate conversation through ag sustainability

The CEO and founder of IN-Climate,  an ag and energy membership group, says ag is part of the climate solution.  Sarah Beth Aubrey says farmers continue to implement practices that make their farms and the industry more sustainable.  “We understand that getting out of... Read More.

Ask questions about climate smart programs

The head of sustainable business with the Farmers Business Network says farmers shouldn’t be afraid to ask questions when considering participation in a new climate smart ag program. Kurt Alles says farmers should start by asking ‘what are the requirements of the program’… “What information... Read More.

Agricultural Climate Resiliency Initiative invests in long-term needs

The Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development is establishing the Agricultural Climate Resiliency Program at Michigan State University. MSU AgBioResearch Director George Smith tells Brownfield the initiative is a collaboration with the state’s major plant commodity organizations to address climate and water issues. “These... Read More.

Skor: Biofuels must play big role in Biden admin’s climate goals

The CEO of Growth Energy says the Biden administration’s push for electric vehicles could threaten low-carbon fuel options. Speaking at the organization’s executive leadership conference Thursday, Emily Skor said EV mandates aren’t the only answer to reducing emissions. “The current proposal reflects a dogmatic... Read More.

Agriculture leads carbon and climate change efforts, NEFB says

The president of a state farm bureau organization says agriculture can be the center of carbon and climate change discussions. Nebraska’s Mark McHargue tells Brownfield the U.S. needs to increase investments in low-carbon biofuels and sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) is at the top of... Read More.

Scientists: Warmer, Drier Climate Affecting Wheat Yields

MANHATTAN, Kan. (KNS) - Kansas State University researchers have pinpointed how much hot, dry and windy weather it takes to stifle wheat production. The recent study found that just 10 hours of extreme heat, dryness and wind together can reduce wheat production... Read More.