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President Trump, congressional Republicans, and most American farmers share common positions on climate change: They question the science showing human activity is altering the global climate and are skeptical of using public policy to reduce greenhouse gas pollution. But farmers are in a unique position to tackle climate change. We have the political power, economic incentive, and policy tools to do so. What we don’t yet have is the political will. As a fifth-generation Iowa farmer and the resilient agriculture coordinator at the Drake University Agricultural Law Center , I deal with both the challenges and opportunities of climate change. I also see a need for the agriculture community to make tough choices about its policy priorities in the face of dramatic political shifts in Washington. Pundits, agriculture groups, and President Trump have identified farmers as a key ...

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