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Action Team
Engaging farmers, ranchers, and forest landowners as individuals and organizations in climate solutions. Co-leads: Elli Sparks and Nancy Jacobson
CCL and Outreach to Agricultural Communities - intro webinar

Ag Action Team Monthly Call
When: 2nd Tuesdays, 9 am PT – 10 am MT – 11 am CT – 12 noon ET; Where: See the appropriate Upcoming Event.

Our YouTube Channel 

Recordings of other relevant Calls
June 6 - The Three Ag & Forestry Related Supporting Asks, chat
March 14 - Paul Overby on Designing Sustainable Shelterbelts using a Modified Prairie Savanna Model (Draft), chat
Sept 13 - Ben Pendergrass on the Farm Bill, chat
July 12 - Dana Nuccitelli about Natural Solutions starting with Forests,

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Lobbying resources

CCL Supporting Asks - one-pagers

Supplemental Resources:
June 6 Call slide deck on the three Ag/Forestry Supporting Asks (supplements one-pagers for greater understanding of the bills)
FAQs for the three bills 

Increased TSP Access Act (both Senate and House)
Cosponsors in House and Senate
Organizations that Support this bill

Seedlings for Sustainable Habitat Restoration (Senate only)
Our evaluation of the bill
Lujan’s one-pager
Supporters of the REPLANT Act (this bill is an extension of that one)
Bipartisan Policy Center on seedling supply chain needs to more than double

Save Our Sequoias (House only)
Press Release (includes organizations that support the bill)

118th Congress Guide to Senate and House Committees on Agriculture (thanks Greg!)

Nebraska Ag and the Inflation Reduction Act handout for use by Nebraska lobbyists and inspiration for others (thanks Moni!)

CCL Training: Farm Bill Basics with Greg Jason (and Ben Pendergrass briefly talking about the Increased TSP Access Act) and a more regional focus by Greg - Farm Bill Basics 

Forestry Links

Our YouTube Channel

Savanna Institute Resources (agroforestry): "one"-pager and states with strong agroforestry resources - a CCLer's brilliant website to promote agroforestry

CCL's PA Forestry Panel: "Exploring Forest Carbon: Management, Markets & Policy"

ReLeaf Cedar Rapids - If you have questions that are not answered in the links within this link, please contact Dina Haveric, ReLeaf Outreach & Communication Manager,, (319) 373-0650 x.211.

CCL Site-wide Forum on Healthy Forests 

Popular Science article on the need for more nurseries growing appropriate urban trees.

Trees are moving north - WaPo interactive article

Example of laminated wood structure in building - roof of Portland Airport

Perennials - U of Minnesota's Forever Green Initiative

What happened to the GCSA? It was included in The Consolidated Appropriations Act which passed in 2022. If you're interested in the differences between the original GCSA and what passed, you can find it here

EICDA resources 

Outreach emails to farmers (written by CCL members)

FAQ on the EICDA and Agriculture

Study on Impact of EICDA on Agriculture and Supplementary Material (see pages 23-24 for info on net returns for each crop studied, for year 1 use GHG 15, for year 10 use GHG 25 data)

EICDA Information Sheet with Ag Exemption

SFR Seed supports EICDA - video

EICDA - Farmer Concerns and CCL Responses (some of this needs to be updated)

Ag Attitudes on Climate Change

Farmers and ranchers and foresters have the potential of becoming climate heroes by changing land use practices so that their systems create a net sink of greenhouse gases.  They are the ones who can most efficiently scale up the effort to extract carbon from the air and store it in plants, soil, and trees.

Presentation Slides Information/Fact Sheets Videos
Media outreach  
Grasstops Outreach

Organic Consumers Association
Alexis Baden-Mayer, Political Director, has offered to connect CCL chapters with farmers.  These farmers may be willing to host a tour for a member of Congress of their farm with a CCL chapter.

National Young Farmers Coalition
Would you like to reach out to young and beginning farmers?  The National Young Farmers Coalition might be a good place to start looking for connections.  Jan Storm, Kelly Lively, and Elli Sparks met with Michelle A.T. Hughes, Federal Policy Associate, while in DC for the CCL Conference in June 2019.  
She is open to collaborating in the following ways:
  • Their Communications Director is leading the effort to craft a climate statement with case studies - if you would like to follow up with them on this, please contact Elli
  • Elli will help with connecting CCL staff with Young Farmers policy staff at the state and federal level
  • You can help by Introducing any young farmers in the CCL network with Young Farmers and vice versa


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