WHEREAS The worst effects of climate change are impacting the public, our planet, and our food supply;
WHEREAS Immediate action must be taken to reduce green house gas emissions and increase renewables energy production;
WHEREAS Steps must be taken to incentivize carbon sequestration techniques in the agriculture industry to mitigate the negative impacts of climate change;
BE IT RESOLVED THAT: we support:
- A 45% reduction of greenhouse gas emissions by the year 2030 and reductions to net zero emissions by the year 2050.
- Increased renewable energy production in Iowa to 100% by 2030.
- Monetary incentives for farmers implementing regenerative agriculture practices such as no-till farming, long term rotations, cover crops, grass waterways and buffer strips.