OMAHA (DTN) — The U.S. Senate is ready to move ahead with an agricultural climate bill that has bipartisan support and backing from major agricultural lobbies.
The Growing Climate Solutions Act was reintroduced Tuesday in the U.S. Senate by a larger bipartisan group of senators, led by members of the Senate Agriculture Committee. Senators signed on to the bill include 17 Democrats and 17 Republicans. The chairwoman and ranking member of the Senate Agriculture Committee jointly announced they will mark up the bill in a committee meeting on Thursday.
“Addressing the climate crisis is one of the most urgent challenges we face, and our farmers and foresters are an important part of the solution,” said Sen. Debbie Stabenow, chairwoman of the Senate Agriculture Committee. Stabenow called the bill, “a win-win for farmers, our economy and for our environment,” she added, “Our bill is a perfect example of how we can work across the aisle and find common ground to address a critical issue affecting all of us and our future.”