The North Dakota Public Service Commission dealt a blow Friday to Summit Carbon Solutions’ effort to build a 2,000-mile pipeline to transport liquid carbon dioxide through five states, rejecting the company’s proposed route through the state.
Delegates to the American Farm Bureau Federation’s annual meeting voted Tuesday to seek more funding for farm bill programs this year, despite some members’ concerns about the political optics of the appeal and the impact on federal budget deficits.
Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced a new round of climate-smart commodities projects, funding smaller initiatives that target niche markets and often have a greater role for minority farmers and institutions.
Agriculture has played a prominent role at the United Nations climate conference, where a broad range of companies, groups and governments have been discussing issues ranging from reparations for climate damage to the role of livestock in contributing to and perhaps even mitigating the problem.
Companies planning thousands of miles of pipelines to transport liquid carbon dioxide throughout the Midwest are making slow but steady progress in obtaining voluntary easements, but the projects still face fierce opposition from many property owners, including farmers.