Climate change will get attention in the first 100 days of the Biden presidency. “We fear a little bit what’s in front of us legislatively, but at the same time, we know when agriculture is collaborating things will come out OK for the American farmer,” said Chuck Conner, CEO, National Council of Farmer Cooperatives. “We’re anxious to get into the public policy debate coming as early as spring.” NCFC is part of the Food and Agriculture Climate Alliance, an organization of farm and environmental groups that put together climate change policy recommendations. Conner said there is support for farmers and retailers to work together on sustainability. Retailers may pay growers more for their products, but on-farm sustainability isn’t a one size fits all. Conner was part of a climate change panel at the Potato Expo.
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