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Solving the climate crisis is one of our generation’s most important responsibilities, and as independent family farmers from four Midwestern states, we’re willing to do our part. But it will require a major shift away from policies that prop up a highly polluting corporate factory farm system that has been gutting rural communities for decades.

A family-farm centered system, with more farmers on the land raising animals on pasture, is best suited to revitalize rural communities, produce a healthy and sustainable food supply and respond to the climate crisis. We’re happy to see the Biden Administration and United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) take initial steps to respond to climate change and acknowledge policy changes are needed.

Authors: Nick Nemec, John Jovaag, Barb Kalbach and Davin Bentlage