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Can the Farm Bill Address Climate Change?

December 22, 2022 by Damon Hays Agriculture Sustainability

The industrial style of agricultural production practiced in the United States perfectly illustrates the nation’s relationship with the changing climate. Agriculture is a major contributor to greenhouse gas emissions while also facing the rapid rise…

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Workers Among Most Vulnerable to Climate Change

January 12, 2021 by Shannon Twiss Agriculture Climate change Regulations

Policymakers should take a closer look at the way the effects of climate change are taking their toll on our most essential workers in agriculture, manufacturing, and emergency response.

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Too Big on the Pig: America’s Taste for Pork Comes with Costs

March 18, 2019 by Catherine Schluter Agriculture State and Local Water

Pork is a big part of the American diet, but pig farming has serious environmental and human health consequences. North Carolina is one of the biggest pork producers in the country, but its state legislature, like many other states, is putting pork profits over sufficient protections.