NCGA Forms Climate Change Task Force

Committee will communicate to members and policymakers.

Published on: Mar 27, 2009

The National Corn Growers Association's Ethanol Committee has established a farmer-led task force of corn farmers to focus on climate issues, such as land use change, greenhouse gas emissions, cap-and-trade policies, carbon sequestration and low carbon fuel standards. The committee will gather and communicate to its members and policymakers information and research on climate change.

Steve Ruh, chairman of the task force and a farmer in Sugar Grove, Ill. Says there is a need for more research to fill the gaps for policy and legislative initiatives that will help maintain economic and environmental sustainability. Short-term projects for the team include a response to the controversial low carbon fuel standard proposed by the California Air Resources Board and a set of papers on land use.