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The Role of Agriculture in Reducing Greenhouse Gas Emissions: Recommendations for a National Cap-and-Trade Program

Two years ago we set out to examine the state of American agriculture and make recommendations to Congress to help secure a prosperous future for our nation’s farmers. This undertaking, which we chaired, is known as the 21st Century Agriculture Policy Project. On May 30, 2007, we released a report entitled “Competing and Succeeding in the 21st Century; New Markets for American Agriculture,” with detailed recommendations on a number of issues, including preserving the agricultural safety net, reducing the cost of the federal Farm Bill, promoting renewable energy development on agricultural lands, and creating a robust market for agricultural carbon credits.

2008-04-01 00:00:00

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