Unlikely Alliance of Farm, Environmental Groups Takes on Climate Change

“The new group will try to advance climate policies, even as some of its members are likely to clash. Critics say the group’s efforts won’t go far enough.”

“The American Farm Bureau Federation, the country's largest and most powerful agricultural lobbying group, has long pushed against climate legislation and worked closely with the fossil fuel industry to defeat it.

But on Tuesday, the Farm Bureau announced it had joined an unlikely alliance of food, forest, farming and environment groups that intends to work with Congress and the incoming Biden administration to reduce the food system's role in climate change and reward farmers when they lower their greenhouse gas emissions.

‘To be honest, we didn't know whether we would ultimately reach an agreement,' said Farm Bureau president Zippy Duvall in a call with reporters. ‘We're proud to have broken through historical barriers to achieve an unique alliance.'”

Georgina Gustin reports for InsideClimate News November 18, 2020.

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