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October National Call — Climate Change and the Farm Bill

October 25, 2022 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm EDT

October 25, 4th Tuesday of the Month, at 7PM (Eastern) | 4PM (Pacific)

Climate Change and the Farm Bill with Jonathan Coppess

Every five years, Congress reauthorizes the myriad programs in the Farm Bill.  The current law, the Agricultural Improvement Act of 2018, will expire in 2023 and the next Congress is expected to attempt reauthorization.  This presents an opportunity for adding action on climate change to the bill. Addressing climate change in agriculture—reducing greenhouse gas emissions, improving resiliency, and practices that can help capture and sequester greenhouse gases—is increasingly a priority for many Members of Congress and interests.  This discussion will review the farm bill and its history, as well as recent developments and the potential for the next farm bill to make real progress on climate change issues.


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Jonathan Coppess is faculty at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, director of the Gardner Agriculture Policy Program and author of THE FAULT LINES OF FARM POLICY: A LEGISLATIVE AND POLITICAL HISTORY OF THE FARM BILL. He has served as Chief Counsel and special counsel for the Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry, Administrator of the Farm Service Agency at USDA and Legislative Assistant to Senator Ben Nelson.

Jonathan grew up on his family’s farm in Western Ohio, earned his Bachelors’ from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio and his Juris Doctor from The George Washington University Law School in Washington, DC.



October 25, 2022
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm EDT
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