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Action Team
Description:
Engaging farmers, ranchers, foresters 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 
Time: 9 am PT – 10 am MT – 11 am CT – 12 noon ET
Where: See the appropriate Upcoming Event.

Recent Calls (recordings)
July 13 
- What Ag Team members have been doing, chat 
June 8 - Lobbying resources, chat
May 11 - Discussion of the GCSA; model by Stephen Shafer, chat
April 13 - Mike Williams to work with us on media communications, chat
March 9 - Biochar and what ag team members have been doing
Group:
Public
Members:
387

More Info

The Growing Climate Solutions Act passed the Senate 6/24! Flannery has put together the following resources:

Press materials:

  • CCL's press release is out to reporters, and it will be up on CCL's blog tomorrow morning after 10 a.m. ET at this link.
  • We've posted a local press release template that volunteers can use to praise their Senator(s) for their vote.
  • If volunteers want to write LTEs about this news, you can send them to this post in the CCL Community media forum.
  • Sen. Braun and Stabenow held a press conference immediately following the vote, which you can watch and share here.

More background on CCL's work on this bill:

Relevant social media posts:


Lobbying resources

2021 June Lobbying Resources including Alternative Supporting Ag Asks

EICDA resources

Agriculture Climate Declaration

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

GCSA resources

Intro to the Growing Climate Solutions Act

GCSA Outreach Resources from BCL-Ag  

Press release for the Growing Climate Solutions Act 

GCSA handout by BCL-Ag 

Alternative supporting ag asks

Interview Team GCSA Fact Sheet

Growing Climate Solutions Act 2020 and Supporting Materials .

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

Members in the Congressional Agriculture Committees
     House of Representatives
     Senate

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

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08/10/2021 9:00am PDT