The Growing Climate Solutions Act moved out of the Senate Agriculture Committee last week. Agriculture lobbyist Jim Callan says there is bipartisan support for the bill, but the exact path forward is not clear at this time. “Will it be a standalone, which seems to be a likely avenue, or potentially part of the infrastructure package? The infrastructure package will take longer for it to become law. If the bill moves on it’s own, it’s likely to move fairly quickly. The House has not offered a companion bill.” Callan is working with the USDA to provide feedback on climate solutions on behalf of North Dakota farmers. “If there’s a big push for cover crops as the major component, how does that work for a state with shorter growing seasons? That’s an issue that needs to be worked out.”
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