USDA says climate change task force will help ag communities

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USDA says a task force established by President Obama Friday will assist agricultural communities facing the impacts of climate change.

USDA The Task Force on Climate Preparedness and Resilience will advise the Federal Government on strategies to help American agriculture mitigate and adapt to the impacts of a changing climate.

Robert Bonnie, Under Secretary, Natural Resources and Environment, says the task force is an important step in our shared effort to respond to climate change.

“America’s farmers, ranchers and landowners have long been tremendous stewards of our environment. At USDA, we have worked with a record number of producers and landowners over the course of the Obama Administration to help conserve the soil and water, and clean our air,” Bonnie said.

USDA expects the task force to help America’s farmers and ranchers adapt to changing climate conditions.

Bonnie says the USDA programs will help farmers and ranchers counter the impacts of climate change and help create modern practices for producers to capitalize on their good stewardship.

The latest Drought Monitor by the USDA shows nearly one-fourth of the Midwest and 22 percent of the High Plains are in moderate or worse with the percentage of corn and soybean crops growing in drought down from a month earlier. Rainfall across many drought-affected regions of the country in recent day are expected to show improving conditions.

As part of the broader Climate Action Plan, the USDA announced steps in June to create modern solutions against climate adversity. In addition to regional sources on climate information and forecasts, the USDA created the "Carbon Management and Evaluation Tool" (COMET-FARM), showing farmers how much carbon their land removes from the atmosphere.

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Wyo  |  November, 01, 2013 at 06:22 PM

NO idea and article did NOT say…………how in the world spending our hard earned money on a hoax will help anyone……..much less ag communities.

Oregon  |  November, 01, 2013 at 10:30 PM

Sorry to see the USDA has added it name to the list of globalist political corruption. What kind of CLIMATE CHANGE are they talking about? Cooling or warming, or whatever the U.N. Globalists think is best at the time to meet their needs. Sounds like the USDA needs a big budget cut before it can do anymore harm to our country or the world.

Texas  |  November, 03, 2013 at 01:24 AM

May I be so bold as to offer to translate this mumbo-jumbo bit of regime screed for you? The DRONES are coming to watch and report EVERY single task and action farmers and ranchers do in their daily business and lives. It will be like the "revenuers" who showed up in Appalachia to snuff out moonshining, but with better surveillance tools. Remember the saying, We're from the gub'ment, and we're here to he'p you??? Be afraid, VERY AFRAID!!! Obviously the non-compliant, unruly RED regions of the U.S.A. need to be "stump broke", and o-Bunghole thinks he's just the man to get'er done... The next three years could get mighty interesting.

Illinois  |  November, 03, 2013 at 11:51 AM

The UN is behind all of this global warming crap . . .just another piece of Agenda 21. Common Core is another example of the creation of the "New World Order". We need to get out of the UN and tear the New York headquarters down. The other UN members have been after the United States for a long time, and with Obung-hole as our king they are making significant inroads into our sovereignty.

PA  |  November, 03, 2013 at 02:41 PM

Read the executive order. This administration -controlled task force has the power to change regulations and policies as they see fit. No mention made of any congressional oversight. Obama is moving to gain total control over our food supply industries, which will then be run based solely on political considerations. This is more dangerous than the national health control system (Obamacare). Agree, BE VERY AFRAID!

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