Climate Change Proposals Putting American Food Supply at Risk 

Several nations have enforced regulations on the agriculture industry, such as limits on nitrogen emissions, which have drawn criticism from farmers in those countries. The Biden administration has indicated that it intends to push modifications in the industry to tackle climate change as well. 

Fourth-generation dairy farmer Stephanie Nash worries that possible climate initiatives could threaten independent farmers and their ability to provide for the U.S. food supply. Nash said, “Americans are feeding into this lie that climate change is because of agriculture, and climate change is not going to get better until farmers and ranchers do better.”  

In 2020 the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) estimated that 11 percent of the U.S.’s total greenhouse gas emissions came from the agriculture sector, compared to 27 percent from transportation, 25 percent from energy, and 24 percent from industry. 

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