June 5, 2009
The House Agriculture Committee has now published the responses the panel received to its climate change survey. The committee received more than 200 responses to the questionnaire.
"The tremendous response to the agriculture committee's climate change survey demonstrates the real concerns and contributions that these organizations can offer in the discussion about climate change," Chairman Collin Peterson (Minn.) said. "The information we received from this survey will help us educate other members of Congress about the potential contribution and impact of climate change legislation on agriculture and rural communities."
In March 2009, the committee created the climate change questionnaire and distributed it to over 400 organizations to gather input on proposals to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. For years, farmers, ranchers and forest landowners have been participating in agricultural programs that result in carbon reduction, and the goal of the questionnaire was to identify ways that these practices could be recognized and incorporated into climate change legislation.
The questionnaire was sent to a diverse group, including commodity, conservation, forestry, research, energy, business and nonprofit interests and was also provided to the public. Survey results are available on the House Agriculture Committee Web site at http://agriculture.house.gov/inside/publications.html
Reprinted from AgWeb.com