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IATP Comment to the California Air Resources Board on the Low Carbon Fuel Standard

The Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy (IATP) welcomes the opportunity to comment on the California Air Resources Board (CARB) proposed amendments to its Low Carbon Fuel Standard (LCFS). IATP is a 38-year-old, non-profit organization with headquarters in Minnesota that works nationally and internationally for fair and sustainable food and trade systems.

USDA Environmental Quality Incentives Program disproportionality funds industrial agriculture practices over real conservation practices

MINNEAPOLIS—A new report from the Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy (IATP) sheds light on how one U.S. Department of Agriculture conservation program, the Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP), allocates funds and highlights the disproportionate level of funding received by industrial agriculture practices.

Minnesota agriculture emissions: The CAFO challenge

The latest biennial greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions data from the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) shows major emission reductions since the last report, finding a 23% reduction in overall emissions from 2005-2020. However, it will be difficult to reduce agriculture emissions significantly without addressing the state’s continued reliance on and expansion of CAFOs.