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Sustainability Goals; Splintering Transatlantic; Korea Reveals WTO Flaws

Sustainability Goals Returning USDA Secretary Tom Vilsack says that agriculture is ready to embrace the goals of slowing climate change. President Biden has issued several executive orders limiting fossil fuel development and more are forthcoming. However, his centrally planned Build America Better infrastructure plan is set to reverse any gains due to increased emissions from the required boost in cement, steel, and plastic production. Meanwhile, the Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) has shrunk from 33 million acres to 23 million acres and proponents are now calling for it to be expanded to 50 million acres. The CRP was begun as a conservation program but was greatly expanded in the 1980’s as a production limitation initiative. Wit...

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