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Biden in Iowa

Biden 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.

Mason City Globe Gazette

Biden is latest candidate to meet Iowa farmer leading the charge on climate change

In this week’s Sunday Spotlight, NBC’s Harry Smith explores the movement, which involves carbon sequestration, that is making farming more sustainable for the environment.

TODAY.com

Pete Buttigieg, polling high in Iowa, targets farmers with climate message

Pete 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.

washingtonpost

How Iowans Drove The National Debate On Carbon Farming

Nearly 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 … Continue reading "https://iowastartingline.com/2019/11/12/how-iowans-drove-the-national-debate-on-carbon-farming/"

Iowa Starting Line

How 2020 Democrats are connecting with Iowa voters

As 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.

CBS News

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.

CBS News

Buttigieg in Iowa

As 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.

Mason City Globe Gazette