According to a recent poll, rural farmers are experiencing more stress today than a year ago. As industry leaders work to address this, farmers should also have policies that help them deal with uncertainty and volatility in the marketplace.

The Growing Climate Solutions Act, which was passed by the Senate last year with a 92-8 vote, could do this by helping landowners access carbon credit markets, which create new revenue streams for employing sustainable agricultural practices. In other words, these markets help farmers turn carbon into a cash crop, which is good for them and good for our environment.

More than 70 business organizations and advocacy groups support this bill, including lawmakers across the aisle. I encourage U.S. Rep. Ralph Norman to join other members of our state’s congressional delegation and help send this important bill to the president’s desk.

Joe St. John

Indian Land

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