A Virtual Lunch Forum
Friday, April 2nd, 2021
Noon - 1:00pm
FARMING CARBON: Growing Hope, Climate Resiliency, & Federal Policy
IEF is back with our first Lunch Forum since February 2020!
Idaho Environmental Forum plows into the intersection of farming, ranching, and climate policy through the Food and Agriculture Climate Alliance (FACA). Back in February 2020, before the world was wearing masks and when there was still a field of Democratic Presidential candidates, an unlikely coalition of agriculture industry groups and environmental groups came together to draft carbon policy. FACA released its recommendations just after the Presidential election in November 2020.
Hear first-hand from two people involved with those policy recommendations. It's an exciting discussion about what those recommendations could mean on the ground for agriculture and food, and finding hope and partnership during a hyper-partisan time.
Moderator: Brandy Wilson, IEF Vice President
Jenny Conner Nelms, Senior Policy Advisor in Gov't Affairs for Agriculture for The Nature Conservancy
Andrew Walmsley, Director of Congressional Relations for American Farm Bureau
FORUM HIGHLIGHTS AND TIME STAMPS:
The Climate Affects of American Agriculture,
& How American Ag Can Do It's Part
Presented by: The American Farm Bureau
Time Stamp: 00:03:20
Why Environmental Groups Have Hope,
& Why FACA is Different
Presented by: The Nature Conservancy
Time Stamp: 19:30:00
CLICK HERE FOR THE PRESENTATION & MORE INFORMATION
QUESTIONS AND TIME STAMPS:
What are the barriers to expand the adaptation of renewable energy technologies amongst farmers and producers?
What role does soil moisture play in soil carbon?
How is The Nature Conservancy helping farmers, ranchers, and producers navigate the difficulties some have participating in the incentive-based tools today?
How much money can producers save by implementing soil conservation practices?
What can be done at the state-level to support federal policy or to help improve mechanisms for soil-based carbon markers?
Has FACA set a goal for carbon sequestration on farmland or forests? If so, will this goal make a dent in reducing carbon globally?
Has FACA discussed promoting electrification in farming, such as electric farm machinery?
|48:10:00||In your personal opinions, which recommendation from FACA would make the biggest difference?|
Check out the following links for background on the Food and Agriculture Climate Alliance (FACA):
Digging into the complex, confusing and contentious world of soil carbon offsets | Greenbiz
Can ‘Carbon Smart’ Farming Play a Key Role in the Climate Fight? - Yale E360
Soil Carbon Sequestration and the Soil Food Web - YouTube
USDA Agricultural Research Service Scientists Study Carbon Sequestration - YouTube