Will 2021 be the year to embrace meaningful federal climate policies? President-elect Joe Biden made action on climate change a key part of his campaign platform and has pledged to focus on climate in every federal agency. He’s not alone. Major food companies are already making carbon commitments and expecting farmers and supply chains to comply with a focus on sustainable and regenerative practices.
Yet, there are a lot of different factors involved with getting the science, the economics and the cultural factors to align in a way that produces measurable and valuable outcomes. During the Agri-Pulse Ag and Food Policy Summit, we’ll discuss what’s known and what’s needed to make agriculture and food production a key part of the climate solution.
The theme of our 2021 virtual Summit is “Climate Risks, Rewards and Uncertainties” and the event will take place over parts of three days. As a participant, you’ll hear from a number of political appointees, members of Congress, food and agricultural leaders, along with industry experts and academics, who will discuss the potential for agriculture to play a key role in providing solutions to climate change. Discussions will focus on research needs, potential costs and carbon payments, options for federal policy, proposed regulatory changes and more.
This virtual event will include a half-day morning session on March 22, along with half-day afternoon sessions on March 23 and 24. This year’s event will be held in conjunction with National Ag Day events. More details to follow next week!