ASTA Applauds Bipartisan Efforts to Recognize the Role of Agriculture in Climate Solutions

  • On April 21, 2021

On April 20, U.S. Senator Mike Braun (R-IN), Senator Debbie Stabenow (D-MI), Senator Lindsey Graham (R-SC), and Senator Sheldon Whitehouse D-RI) reintroduced the bipartisan Growing Climate Solutions Act which seeks to address climate change by enabling farmers to participate in carbon markets and providing a platform for agriculture to play a role in addressing climate change.

“The entire agriculture community, including the seed industry, has a critical role to play in driving breakthrough solutions to address climate change and other pressing challenges facing the future of our planet,” said ASTA President and CEO Andy LaVigne, “We applaud the bipartisan efforts led by Chairwoman Debbie Stabenow (D-Mich.) and Sen. Mike Braun (R-Ind.), as well as Ranking Member John Boozman (R-Ark.) who worked to ensure farmers have a prominent seat at the table when it comes to climate policies.”

View ASTA’s full statement here.