Not one senator voted for the Green New Deal resolution Tuesday, shutting down the climate change proposal. Senate Agriculture Committee Chairman Pat Roberts went to the Senate floor before the cloture vote. Roberts said farmers are already managing natural resources in a responsible manner and addressing the issue of climate change. “The American farmer through continuous improvement, embracing science, implementing new technologies, such as biotechnology and no-till farming, and being conservation-minded, has achieved unprecedented success that I do not believe the proponents of the Green New Deal realize.” Roberts said vague proposals like the Green New Deal will only hurt American agriculture and do not solve the issue of climate change.
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