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Climate One: Digging Deep into the Next Farm Bill

Monday, July 11, 2022

Roughly every five years, the U.S. designs and implements a new farm bill, which sets federal policy on agriculture across a huge swath of programs. As the discussion around the 2023 farm bill intensifies, many are pushing for climate mitigation and adaptation measures to be a primary focus of the legislation. Then there’s equity. Since the 1930s, the Federal Government has supported farmers with subsidies, credit, and crop insurance. Yet historically, Black, Indigenous, and other farmers of color have been excluded from these benefits. Today’s Climate One asks: can we make progress on equity and climate today that we couldn’t in the past?

Listen Here: Climate One: Digging Deep into the Next Farm Bill