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Agriculture Cannot be the Reservoir for Growth

Lake Mead and Lake Powell, the Colorado River’s two large reservoirs, are currently below 25 percent of capacity and new federal cuts in water usage are coming as the states have failed to reach agreement on a deadline to apportion 15 percent cuts across the region. The river and the reservoirs serve 40 million people in seven southwestern states and...

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Climate Smart Solutions from America’s Farms, Ranches and Forests

What a remarkable moment in time this is for Solutions from the Land’s farmer, rancher, forest landowner leaders and their collaborating partners. The passage and signing into law by President Biden of the Inflation Reduction Act of 2022 will unleash the largest federal investment in climate change and clean energy in history, including the largest...

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Public, Private Projects to Restore Forests, Build Their Capacity to Fight Climate Change

The restorative properties of healthy forests and their role in taking on climate change and providing sustainable biodiversity has long been a point of advocacy for Solutions from the Land. To that end, it was encouraging to hear Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack’s recent announcement of a strategy that the USDA will follow to address a reforestation...

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Legislation Offers Senate Opportunity to Pass Historic Climate Legislation

A deal reached last week between Senate Majority Leader Charles E. Schumer and West Virginia Sen. Joe Machin III now sets lawmakers on course to move the Inflation Reduction Act of 2022, the largest package to fight the climate crisis ever passed by Congress. Some $369 billion in spending and tax breaks would be provided for combating climate change and...

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Farmers’ Perspectives on Global Strategy for Sustainable Consumption and Production

The recent UN Environmental Programme (UNEP) accreditation of Solutions from the Land (SfL) offers the opportunity to participate in UNEP events and the development of a global ten-year plan of work involving more than 190 countries. SfL board member, Lois Wright Morton, a northeast Ohio specialty crop grower, provided input in a meeting last week on...

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