House Ag Committee Wants Many Viewpoints

Climate change comments are being sought.

The House Agriculture Committee is seeking comments on proposals to address global climate change. The Committee is soliciting the opinions of more than 400 agricultural, environmental, scientific and educational groups and other members of the public, through a print- and Web-based questionnaire available on the House Web page.

"For years our farmers, ranchers, and forest landowners have been participating in conservation and carbon sequestration programs, working to reduce emissions and increase efficiency, and support a thriving renewable energy industry," said Committee Chairman Collin Peterson, D-Minn. "Now we on the Committee would like to know where and how these efforts will fit into the overall task of addressing global climate change."

Peterson said there are many different ideas out there and this questionnaire is meant to ensure that the committee hears from as many viewpoints as possible on how to incorporate the good work America's farmers, ranchers, and conservationists are already doing into climate change initiatives, and identify potential benefits for the future.

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