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Biden in IowaBiden promised that, if elected, he would make sure to invest billions in rural America. While ethanol would be a part of that investment, there would also be a focus on carbon-capture processes in agriculture that Biden postulated would help in the fight against climate change.
Pete Buttigieg, polling high in Iowa, targets farmers with climate messagePete Buttigieg is polling incredibly well in Iowa. And the mayor of South Bend, Ind., did nearly everything possible during the fifth Democratic debate to try to boost his support even more in the big corn-growing state — by repeatedly hammering how farmers can be part of the solution to climate change.
Climate tweets on ButtigiegAmerican farming should be one of the key pillars of how we combat climate change. I believe that the quest for the carbon negative farm could be as big a symbol of dealing with climate change as the electric car,” says @PeteButtigieg #DemDebate https://t.co/V0VxxSDEXq
Booker in South Carolina”Massive corporate animal agriculture is destroying the environment,” says @CoryBooker, who is a vegan. “I’m trying to do my best to live my values. I fail every day, but I want to get better … to be more conscious about the decisions I’m making.” https://t.co/1uIdlM5Iiz https://t.co/qYpDYC0Jy6
How Iowans Drove The National Debate On Carbon FarmingNearly all the Democratic hopefuls are privy to the concept of paying farmers for their conservation efforts and most have included the idea in their agricultural, rural or climate policies. It’s featured often in several candidates’ stump speeches when the topic turns rural, often used as a way to prove the campaign has done their …
How 2020 Democrats are connecting with Iowa votersAs Democratic presidential primary candidates court voters in Iowa less than 90 days from the caucuses, the focus has been on rural areas of the state and farmers who have been hit by President Trump’s trade policies and climate change.
Can farmers sow their way out of climate change?Nine percent of U.S. greenhouse gas emissions are caused by agriculture. Those emissions are changing the earth’s climate and amplifying savage weather conditions that have been taking a heavy toll on the nation’s farmers over the past few years. They’ve been battling historically wet conditions over the past year, including massive floods last spring.
Buttigieg in IowaAs to how to tackle a problem such as climate change, Buttigieg said that he thinks the federal government should be supporting as many local options as possible. And such a problem would need to involve agricultural workers such as those in Iowa. To that point, he joked that the original carbon capture was…plants.