The AGree Coalition has published a white paper that considers the policy link between climate change and farm policy. South Dakota native Bruce Knight, who the principal and founder of Strategic Conservation Solutions, co-authored this white paper. Knight said additional revenue for farmers is possible. “We’re suggesting the consideration of a bonus payment structure that goes on top of ARC and PLC for folks who have a long history of conservation and make a commitment to increase conservation practices.” Knight also sees an opportunity for additional funding from CSP and EQIP, but “I also recognize we can’t cost-share our way out of these challenges.” Climate change stands out as a policy priority for the Biden Administration and the new leadership in the House and Senate agriculture committees. Knight is seeing the farm and food sector prepare for this debate.
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