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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.

True or False? Evaluating solutions for agriculture and climate change

For decades, mainstream climate debates largely ignored agriculture. Now, thankfully, the climate community has woken up to the importance of agriculture and food systems in tackling climate change. This short paper challenges some of the most popular of these false solutions to the climate crisis.

Time for US and EU to regulate factory farms’ greenhouse gas emissions

The largest hog and dairy operations in the U.S. are run more like factories than farms. They concentrate thousands of animals indoors and produce massive amounts of manure, which is often turned into liquid and sprayed on farm fields. This factory farm system is a major source of the potent greenhouse gas (GHG) methane. Yesterday, U.S.