Climate Partnership Act

Climate Partnership Act

Bob Larson
Bob Larson
From the Ag Information Network, I’m Bob Larson. It’s called the Conservation and Innovative Climate Partnership Act of 2023, and, in theory, would allocate funding for land-grant institutions, like WSU, to partner with farmers to boost conservation and innovative climate practices.

One of the sponsors, U.S. Representative Dan Newhouse says it’s great because many of our farmers are already responsible stewards of the land …

NEWHOUSE … “We have a lot of people that are very forward thinking, already have had in practice, in some cases, many years some of the things that are being encouraged right now at a national level.”

So, Newhouse says push for more, but appreciate existing

efforts …

NEWHOUSE … “And I’ve been pushing for a long time that it’s important that we not only encourage new people to start utilizing some of these techniques and programs, but essentially reward those that have been engaged in them for

a long time and reward good behavior.”

The legislation, Newhouse says could also encourage more and better research …

NEWHOUSE … “It will and it also fosters, I think, a partnership with these research institutions as well. So, they’ll be on the cutting edge of techniques through this funding grant and, like I said, helping to foster doing the right thing, climate speaking, on our farms in the Pacific Northwest.”

The Act would provide $13-million in funding for 4-year grants, with a maximum grant of $400,000.

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