As the growing climate crisis impacts food producers across the country, the call for a Just Transition toward climate resilience is echoing throughout Congress, and USDA Secretary Vilsack is advocating market-based strategies and capital-intensive technologies to reduce emissions.
Countering Vilsack's response, a diverse group of food, farm, and environmental organizations is hosting a webinar intended to highlight the problems with market-based strategies, and provide local food producers’ perspectives on addressing the climate crisis through policy action.
Presented by the National Family Farm Coalition, Friends of the Earth US, Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy, and Organic Consumers Association, the April 8th virtual webinar will feature the following speakers:
-Elizabeth Henderson, Northeast Organic Farmers Association-New York
-Rosanna Marie Neil, Northwest Atlantic Marine Alliance, Washington, D.C.
-Mardy Townsend, Ashtabula-Lake Geauga Farmers Union, Ohio
-Shannon Anderson, Powder River Basin Resource Council, Wyoming
-Ben Lilliston, Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy
-Jason Davidson, Friends of the Earth US
-Alexis Baden-Mayer, Organic Consumers Association, moderating
-Niaz Dorry, National Family Farm Coalition/Northwest Atlantic Marine Alliance, Massachusetts, closing remarks