AFBF Policy on Climate Change
Farm Bureau supports the following:
- Alternative energy sources, which will minimize atmospheric pollution;
- Market-based solutions, rather than federal or state emission limits, being used to achieve a reduction in GHG emissions from any sources;
- EPA’s re-evaluation of burdensome emission control rules for farming practices, farm equipment, cotton gins, grain handling facilities, etc.; and
- The inclusion of the agricultural community as a full partner in the development of any policy or legislation.
Farm Bureau would oppose:
- Climate change legislation that establishes mandatory cap-and-trade provisions;
- Climate change legislation that is not fair, affordable or achievable;
- Any law or regulation requiring the reporting of any GHG emissions by an agricultural entity;
- Any climate change legislation that would make America less competitive in the global marketplace and put undue costs on American agriculture, business and consumers;
- Any climate change legislation until other countries meet or exceed U.S. requirements;
- Any regulation of GHG by EPA;
- Any attempt to regulate methane emissions from livestock under the Clean Air Act or any other legislative vehicle; and
- Taxes on carbon uses or emissions.