On May 21, 2019, U.S. Senator Pat Roberts, R-Kan., Chairman of the Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry, today held a hearing titled, “Climate Change and the Agriculture Sector.” The information below is from the Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry:
“Maintaining the health of our planet for future generations is, of course, of paramount importance,” said Chairman Roberts. “So is feeding the billions of people that populate the Earth today and in the years ahead.”
“It is important to note there has been no single silver-bullet solution that has brought about the advancements the U.S. agriculture sector has made in recent decades to improve environmental sustainability. Rather than a silver bullet, it is like a recipe that includes many ingredients—biotechnology; precision agriculture; voluntary conservation practices such as no-till farming; veterinary care; livestock nutrition; and genetics —all of which help U.S. producers improve environmental sustainability.”
“Obviously, climate change is a complex and global issue. We must be thoughtful, informed and deliberate in considering potential responses and consequences.”
To watch the hearing and read testimony, click here.