Lumbee Tribal member Kara Boyd testifies before congressional subcommittee
WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Lumbee Tribe’s Kara Boyd recently advocated for federal recognition of her tribe and regenerative agricultural practices before the U.S. House of Representatives Subcommittee on Environment.
Rep. Ro Khanna, chair of the committee, held a hearing to examine regenerative agriculture, the role it can play in preventing the worst of a climate crisis while protecting food supply, and the need to reform federal policies that “unjustly favor corporate agribusiness, often at the expense of family farmers,” according to a release.
Regenerative agriculture uses a conservation and rehabilitation approach to food and farming systems.
“Climate change poses serious threats to food security,” Khanna said. “With regenerative agriculture, farmers will be paid to be a key part of the solution to the climate crisis. Regenerative practices can lower carbon emissions, provide environmental benefits like clean water, and rebuild farming communities and economies. No one knows what’s best for the land better than the farmers who work on it day in and day out.”