Climate Action Campaign Statement on House Ag Committee Farm Bill 

May 16th, 2024

For Immediate Release

DATE: May 16, 2024

CONTACT: Aida Farah | 


Climate Action Campaign Statement on 

House Ag Committee Farm Bill 

This week, the U.S. House Committee on Agriculture Chairman proposed a
Farm Bill that removes important climate guardrails and re-allocates resources for conservation and climate-smart agriculture policies provided by the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA). Margie Alt, Director of the Climate Action Campaign (CAC), issued the following statement in response to this legislation:

“Our community stands in opposition to the Chairman’s proposed Farm Bill, which undermines the Inflation Reduction Act’s investments in climate-smart agriculture programs. This funding, for vital and extremely popular conservation programs, helps average farmers tackle the climate crisis. Depriving the nation’s farmers of critical dollars and tools that they need to slash climate pollution and guard against the worst impacts of the climate crisis is short-sighted and counterproductive. It puts our food systems and numerous family farms at risk. America’s farmers appreciate these benefits, which is why the climate-smart agriculture programs have been oversubscribed. To stave off the worst of the climate crisis and support farmers and rural communities, we must ensure that funding designated for climate-smart agriculture is used as intended: to reduce climate pollution and make America’s farms more sustainable.”


About the Climate Action Campaign

Climate Action Campaign (CAC) is a vibrant coalition of advocacy organizations working together to drive ambitious, durable federal action to cut carbon pollution, address the climate crisis, advance environmental justice, and accelerate the transition to clean energy. Our goal is to reduce carbon pollution and accelerate the transition to clean energy through policies focused on climate, justice, and jobs and expanding opportunity for all.

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