Agriculture and Climate Change

Policy Imperatives and Opportunities to Help Producers Meet the Challenge

National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition

This position paper reviews the science related to climate change mitigation and adaptation on farms in the U.S., in order to provide a sound rationale for current and future policy development and advocacy related to climate change and agriculture. We then summarize our review in 14 key research-based findings, from which flow eight priority areas for federal policy reform that incorporate 29 specific policy recommendations.