General Farm Policy
This topic includes policies relating to farming that are broader than the specific categories described on the Food & Agriculture page. Many are less obviously related to emissions but support a healthy food system as a whole, which is essential to both mitigation and adaptation to climate change. Vote to identify shared goals.
. Regulate food prices, including removing market barriers across local regions or markets, ensuring access to price information and early warning systems, implementing strict regulations against over-speculations, international management of food stocks, revisions of biofuel subsidies and tariffs to avoid diversion of food to energy use, and establishing social protection schemes, insurance programmes, and other safety nets.
Funding & Research
. Establish grant and technical assistance programs for climate mitigation and adaptation, environmental conservation, air quality, innovative technologies to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, and soil health, with targeting to beginning and socially disadvantaged farmers or ranchers, including tribes.
Ecosystems & Habitat
. Require that grants under the Agricultural Research, Extension and Education Reform Act for pest management prioritize ecologically based approaches that are effective, affordable, and environmentally sound, maintain agricultural productivity and healthy communities, and improve climate resilience.