NFU addresses climate change

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Farm Forum

WASHINGTON – National Farmers Union (NFU) sent a letter to the Bicameral Task Force on Climate Change, co-chaired by U.S. Rep. Henry A. Waxman, D-Calif., and Senator Sheldon Whitehouse, D.-R.I., in response to a call for suggestions on how the federal government can address climate change. Responses will help inform Congress and the federal government about the menu of options that could be taken to address climate change.

NFU President Roger Johnson noted the importance of the issue of climate change to Farmers Union members.

“Mitigating and adapting to climate change is of significant concern to our membership and will be a defining trend that shapes the world,” Johnson said. “National Farmers Union has long played a leadership role in the agriculture community in regard to addressing the challenge of climate change. Our members are acutely aware of changing weather patterns and extreme weather events that affect their operations.”

The Bicameral Task Force on Climate Change is dedicated to focusing congressional and public attention on climate change and developing effective policy responses.

“The window to prevent catastrophic climate change is rapidly closing. If we do not act soon, our children and future generations will suffer from irreversible changes to our environment that we are causing. We have a moral obligation to act,” the Task Force noted in their original letter.