Warren in California“It’s a very comprehensive plan,” Huerta said. “Farmworkers too often get ignored by politicians. We don’t think much about the people who pick the food on our tables.” Warren says climate change and wildfires threaten farmworkers, with only two states — California and Washington — requiring farmworkers to have access to shade and water. She pledged to move … Continue reading "https://www.visaliatimesdelta.com/story/news/2020/03/02/elizabeth-warren-unveils-farmworker-plan-ahead-super-tuesday/4929538002/"
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Dignity for Farmworkers and Food Chain Workers[Inlcuded in plan:] And as climate change continues to lead to more extreme weather – like hotter summers and drier winters – the danger of wildfires and heat stroke will only become worse. In California’s Sonoma County, for example, farmworkers went to work to save the grape harvest while wildfires burned nearby, breathing in dangerous … Continue reading "https://medium.com/@teamwarren/dignity-for-farmworkers-and-food-chain-workers-d8ff2c009537"
Some Midwest farmers see hope in Democrats' climate platformsIn many ways, Justin Jordan is the quintessential Iowa farmer. He grows soybeans and corn while raising beef cattle on his 410 rolling acres that sit about an hour southeast of Des Moines, Iowa.
Why I am fighting for rural America and farmworkersFighting for workers rights, especially for farmworkers and laborers who spend virtually all their time outdoors, we must acknowledge — and fight — the ravages of climate change.
Biden: Ag is key to beating climate changeFormer VP talks big picture opportunities for farming, rural America
@ewarren also references her plan to pay farmers to help fight climate change by moving to sustainable practices. https://t.co/xPcboSJ06q #IACaucus
Countdown to caucuses: Democrats offer subtle differences in environmental policyIowa Democrats regularly list the environment as one of their top voting issues.
Pete Buttigieg On Climate Change And Restoring Environmental Protections For Clean WaterRiver to River host Ben Kieffer talks with Democratic presidential candidate and former mayor of South Bend, IN, Pete Buttigieg less than one week away
Democrats court Iowa farmers on climate, conservationIowa’s unique place in the presidential election has put the spotlight on sustainable agriculture and policy ideas that could spur farming to be a major force in fighting climate change.
Buttigieg in IowaMG: “You were the first candidate to come out with a plan specifically devoted to disaster preparedness. How will it help communities like Cedar Rapids?” PB: “That’s right. I proposed a disaster preparedness plan because no matter how hard we work on climate, and I have a very aggressive plan on climate change, we can … Continue reading "https://www.kcrg.com/content/news/Candidate-One-on-One-Pete-Buttigieg-567189741.html"
Buttigieg in IowaButtigieg told a crowd at the middle school, unifying the country is one of his top priorities, if elected President. Fighting climate change and including farmers in a positive solution is another goal. “If we can find billions of dollars to pay American farmers to not sell their goods to China, then surely we can … Continue reading "https://ktiv.com/2020/01/16/watch-live-presidential-candidate-pete-buttigieg-hosts-town-hall-in-sioux-city/"
Several candidates — Biden, Buttigieg, Warren — all mentioned on the #DemDebate stage tonight how farmers can be part of the #climate solution
Klobuchar in IowaGreene County Dem Chair says she’s a farmer. What will you do there? Klobuchar talks farm bill, and creating incentives to capture greenhouse gasses through new approaches. Have to start seeing climate solutions in rural America. #IACaucus
Buttigieg in Nevada“Tackling climate change and our environmental challenges will also be a focus of this rural renaissance. Too often, rural America has been told it’s part of the climate problem and not invited to be part of the solution. So we’ll invest up to $50 billion in agricultural R&D over the next decade, invest in clean … Continue reading "https://elynews.com/2020/01/10/unlocking-the-potential-of-rural-nevada/"
Booker in IowaBooker said addressing climate change is so important, it will be “the lens through which we view everything. I feel an existential urgency on this. I will find more ways for people to care about this issue.” Part of Booker’s climate change plan includes recruiting farmers and ranchers to be part of the solution. He … Continue reading "https://qctimes.com/news/local/govt-and-politics/cory-booker-remains-confident-as-iowa-caucus-approaches/article_042535ef-d861-54fb-a2dc-277b9a8ddd61.html"