Maximize the farm voice in climate conversations

The Around Farm Progress Podcast explores the work of one organization aiming to have a seat at the table when ideas for climate action surface in the future

There's a lot of talk these days about carbon, extreme weather and potential actions needed in agriculture. What can farmers do?

The conversation around extreme weather is heating up as new opportunities to get paid for carbon become available, but there's more. Regulations could be coming to agriculture, but there's a diverse group of ag-focused interests that have worked hard to have a seat at the table when those talks begin. Jacqui Fatka, policy editor, Farm Futures, has been covering this issue and shares what she's learned about this group and the work they've undertaken.

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FUTURE THINK: Agriculture can be part of the action needed to curb carbon in the environment, but how that's done depends on the regulations created. Farm groups need to be part of that conversation and a diverse group has taken on that responsibility.

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