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Action Team
Engaging farmers, ranchers, foresters as individuals and organizations in climate solutions.
Co-leads: Elli Sparks and Nancy Jacobson

Ag Action Team Monthly Call
When: 2nd Tuesdays
Time: 9 am PT – 10 am MT – 11 am CT – 12 noon ET
Where: On Zoom or via phone - link is in the appropriate Upcoming Event.

Recent Calls (recordings)
November 10 - Post election and ppt
October 13 - Ag in Dem plans
September 8 - Updates & GCSA
August 11 - Community
July 14 - GCSA
June 13 - Ag Breakout at CCL June conference
June 9 - Johnna Miller from the American Farm Bureau Federation

More Info

FAQ on the EICDA and Agriculture

Study on Impact of EICDA on Agriculture and Talking points on it

EICDA Information Sheet with Ag Exemption

SFR Seed supports EICDA - video

EICDA - Farmer Concerns and CCL Responses

Ag Attitudes on Climate Change

Growing Climate Solutions Act 2020 and Supporting Materials - Agriculture supporting ask.

GCSA Outreach Resources from Chico CCL  

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.

The Ag Action Team is collecting bills that help farmers, ranchers, and/or foresters changing their land use practices so that their systems create a net sink of green house gases. If you know of any more such bills in Congress right now, please add it to this tracking spreadsheet for Potential Secondary Ask Bills.
Soil Health/Carbon Sequestration Bills in State Legislatures
Soil Health Articles and Case Studies

Business Climate Leaders
     Agriculture (Regenerative Organic), including Agriculture Climate Declaration
     Wineries and Vineyards, including Wine Industry's Climate Declaration

Members in the Congressional Agriculture Committees
     House of Representatives

CCLJune2020 Agriculture Lobbying Resources
CCLJune2019 Agriculture Lobbying Resources

Presentation Slides Information/Fact Sheets Videos
Media outreach  
Grasstops Outreach

Coalition on Agriculture Greenhouse Gases
CCL volunteer Jan Storm serves as our delegate for this relationship.

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


Upcoming Events

12/08/2020 9:00am PST

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