Rural Climate Policy Priorities

The intent of this working document is to describe climate change concerns specific to rural communities in the United States and identify...

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What types of challenges and opportunities does Niman Ranch’s commitment to sustainability present?  

With the increased awareness about where our food comes from, we have found difficulty in meeting the growing demand for our products. Our commitment to our network of traditional, humane and sustainable family farmers is reflected by our competitive pricing structure.  We reward our family farmers and ranchers by paying a premium price for livestock raised according to our 14 pages of animal welfare and sustainable farming protocols.  An included safety net for our farmers is an established floor price (the... read more

This report by the Forest Policy Forum, entitled "Sustaining a Forest Carbon Future," recognizes that the carbon-related benefits of managed forests and the array of products those forests produce – from lumber to paper to packaging to energy – are all essential products that are renewable, reusable and/or recyclable and support forest-based carbon benefits.

About The Forest Products Forum:

The Forest Products Forum came together as a voluntary group in January of 2013 to identify issues of consequence to the broad forest sector, and develop plans for how they might be addressed. Participants in the Forum... read more

This report is a combined effort of the Bipartisan Policy Center and the Great Plains Institute.

In mid-summer 2015, EPA is expected to issue its final “Clean Power Plan” regulations, which aim to reduce carbon dioxide emissions from existing fossil fuel-fired power plants under section 111(d) of the Clean Air Act. The final rule will require states to develop and submit state plans as early as mid-summer 2016, to achieve the federally prescribed state emissions goals. Because EPA is expected to grant states broad flexibility in choosing a compliance pathway to achieve required emissions performance at existing power plants,... read more

This sign-on letter contains comments on the 2015 Dietary Guidelines that support sustainable livestock farmers. If you or your organization have not submitted comments on the 2015 Dietary Guidelines already, contact Alexis Baden-­Mayer at alexis@organicconsumers.org or Lynne Pledger at pledgerlynne@gmail.com by May 8, 2015.

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