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Funder Policy Briefing: Climate Provisions in the Inflation Reduction Act

August 24, 2022 @ 11:00 am 12:30 pm PDT

Co-hosted by SAFSF and Funders for Regenerative Agriculture (FORA) and co-sponsored by the Panta Rhea Foundation and Regenerative Agriculture Foundation.

Join the Sustainable Agriculture and Food Systems Funders (SAFSF), and the Funders for Regenerative Agriculture (FORA) for Funder Policy Briefing: Climate Provisions in the Inflation Reduction Act.

The Senate just passed the Inflation Reduction Act of 2022. It is now moving to the House of Representatives for a vote, likely tomorrow (Friday). Here is a brief rundown on what it would mean for agriculture conservation and debt relief for distressed farmers.

With USDA conservation programs oversubscribed, this new funding would go a long way in helping more farmers and ranchers across the country implement conservation practices that make their lands more resilient to the changing climate. In addition, the provision in the American Rescue Plan for debt relief for farmers, who have faced historic discrimination in accessing federal resources, has been tied up in the courts. The IRA replaces that provision with similar but looser language, so proper implementation of this provision will be critical.

During this funder policy briefing, you will hear from leading policy experts about what this bill means for climate change, agriculture, conservation, and debt relief for farmers of color. In addition, speakers will also touch on what the immediate implementation issues are they will be working on with USDA, as well as what this means for the upcoming farm bill debate. Speakers include:

  • Ferd Hoefner, Farm, Food and Environment Consulting – confirmed
  • Mike Lavender, National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition – confirmed
  • Dãnia Davy, Federation of Southern Cooperatives – invited

This is a free, funder-only event. Registration is required.


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