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Stewardship & Climate Change

No one would call farmer, former Illinois Farm Bureau leader, and Bush Administration appointee Leland Strom an environmental wacko. But Farm Credit Administration head Strom says agriculture should not dismiss climate change as “climatologists trying to scare the populace.” Citing the crop damage from extreme weather, he said, “Let’s engage in laying out a plan” to deal with it.

The scientific evidence is mounting that greenhouse gas emissions are contributing to rising temperatures and more extreme weather.

Clean Energy Transmission-It’s a Big Deal!

Clean energy transmission projects aren’t built every day. In fact, they aren’t even built every year. Many rural regions will go five, 10, 15 years between projects.

But clean energy transmission is a big deal. So when a project starts, we pay attention. Especially when the project opens new lands to wind development, helps retire old and dirty coal-fired power plants, and employs workers and manufacturers from communities along the route.

Beat the Heat

The recent US heat wave is no joke. People are dying, crops are drying, grain markets are climbing and energy use is skyrocketing. With some of the recent temperatures the hottest on record, its not surprising most Americans believe in climate change.

Farmers are losing their livelihoods, and rural residents--particularly the elderly--are struggling with the high temperatures. To beat the heat, you need to keep a cool head. Turning down the AC can be expensive, but its possible to survive comfortably while avoiding sky-high energy costs.

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