Policy

Policy Overview

Policy Opportunities for On-Farm Low-Carbon Energy
Ag Carbon Market Working Group
May 2011

Report on Greenhouse Gas Mitigation and the USDA Conservation Programs
Ag Carbon Market Working Group
April 2011

Report on the Oversight of Existing and Prospective Carbon Markets
Commodity Futures Trading Commission Working Group
January 2011

Securing Foreign Oil: A Case for Including Military Operations in the Climate Change Impact of Fuels
Adam J. Liska and Richard K. Perrin
August 2010

Economic Implications of Climate Change: Overview of Studies on Impacts for Agriculture
Ag Carbon Market Working Group
July 2010

U.S. Agriculture and Climate Change Legislation: Markets, Myths and Opportunities
Pew Center on Global Climate Change and The Clark Group, LLC
Jessica Shipley, Sara Hessenflow-Harper and Laura Sands
July 2010

Opportunities in Carbon Policy for Home-Grown Energy
Ag Carbon Market Working Group
June 2010

Farms Here, Forests There: Tropical Deforestation and U.S. Competitiveness in Agriculture and Timber
More Forests, Better Farms: Gains for Brazil From Forest Protection
Avoided Deforestation Partners and David Gardiner & Associates
May 2010

Net Farm Income and Land Use under a U.S. Greenhouse Gas Cap and Trade,
Justin S. Baker, Bruce A. McCarl, Brian C. Murray, Steven K. Rose, Ralph J. Alig, Darius Adams, Greg Latta, Robert Beach, and Adam Daigneault
Policy Issues
April 2010

Climate Change: Are You Sure You Know What You Think You Know?
Presented at Commodity Classic 2010, Anaheim, California by Laura Sands
March 2010

Climate Issues for Corn, Implications for Farming and Policy
Ag Carbon Market Working Group
March 2010

Climate Issues for Wheat, Implications for Farming and Policy
Ag Carbon Market Working Group
March 2010

Cap and Dividend and Agriculture, Analysis of Climate Policy Alternatives to Cap-and-Trade and their Impact on Agriculture
Ag Carbon Market Working Group
March 2010

Potential Implications of a Carbon Offset Program to Farmers and Landowners Congressional Research Service
February 26, 2010

Climate Action and Cooperation Between the United States, China, and India, Analysis of the Steps Being Taken to Reduce GHG Emissions
Ag Carbon Market Working Group
December 2009

Climate Issues for Cotton, Implications for Farming and Policy
Ag Carbon Market Working Group
December, 2009

Climate Issues for Rice, Implications for Farming and Policy
Ag Carbon Market Working Group
December, 2009

Carbon Exchanges, Programs, Registries and Standards, An Overview of the Range of Carbon Market Options
Ag Carbon Market Working Group
March 2009

Opportunities for Agriculture to Offset Climate Change: Ag Offsets Fact Sheet
Ag Carbon Market Working Group
*updated* February 2009

Carbon Trading Glossary, Wittman Consulting

Climate Change: The Role of the U.S. Agriculture Sector, Congressional Research Service Report For Congress
March 6, 2007

Key Facts about Carbon Trading and Ags role In Global Warming Solutions, Wittman Consulting
March 3, 2007

Economics

Impacts of Climate Change Legislation on US Agricultural Markets: Sources of Uncertainty
FAPRI, University of Missouri
July 2010

Potential Impacts of Cap and Trade Policy on U.S. Agricultural Producers, Informa Economics for National Association of Wheat Growers and American Farmland Trust
April 2010

Impacts of Climate Change Legislation on Agriculture in the Rocky Mountain States: Arizona, Colorado, and New Mexico, Brian Hurd, New Mexico State University; Christopher Goemans, Colorado State University; George Frisvold, University of Arizona; Janine Stone, Colorado State University
April 2010

Prospects for Natural Gas Under Climate Policy Legislation, The Brattle Group
March 2010

Potential Impacts of Cap and Trade Policy on U.S. Corn, Soybean, and Wheat Producers, Informa Economics
December 2009

A Comparison of Select Cost-Benefit Studies on the Impacts of H.R. 2454 on the Agriculture Sector of the Economy, Kansas State University
December 2009

Analysis of the Implications of Climate Change and Energy Legislation to the Agricultural Sector, 25x’25 and The University of Tennessee
November 2009

The Value of a Carbon Offset Market for Agriculture, analysis of the Waxman-Markey Bill
Ag Carbon Market Working Group
July 2009

Costs and Benefits to Agriculture from Climate Change Policy, Bruce Babcock, Iowa Ag Review
July 2009

Commentary on Impacts of Carbon Prices and Energy Costs on Returns to Agricultural Producers, Brian Murray, Nicholas Institute, Duke University; Bruce McCarl, Department of Agricultural Economics, Texas A&M University; Justin Baker, Center on Global Change, Duke University
May 2009

Carbon Tax vs Cap-and-Trade, an Overview of the Differences
Ag Carbon Market Working Group
April 2009

Revenue and Cost Assessment for Agriculture, An Assessment of Cap and Trade Legislation
Ag Carbon Market Working Group
March 2009

An Overview of Methane Digesters: Costs, Benefits and the Potential for Revenue in a Carbon Economy
Ag Carbon Market Working Group
August 29, 2008

Lieberman-Warner Climate Security Act-S. 2191: A Summary of Modeling Results from the National Energy Modeling System, Clean Air Task Force
February 2008

Legislation

Practical Energy and Climate Plan Act from Senator Lugar
Practical Energy and Climate Plan Summary, provided by the Authors of the Legislation
Practical Energy and Climate Plan Outline, provided by the Authors of the Legislation
June 9, 2010

American Power Act from Senators Kerry and Lieberman
American Power Act Summary, provided by the Authors of the Legislation
American Power Act Highlights, key points for American agriculture
May 13, 2010

Letter to Senators Kerry, Graham, and Lieberman, Letter from Industry, Major Utility, and Agricultural Leaders Encouraging the Inclusion of Strong Agriculture and Forest Provisions in Climate Legislation
March 22, 2010

Letter to Senate Majority Letter Harry Reid, Letter from 22 Senators Pushing for Floor Action on Climate and Energy Legislation in 2010
March 19, 2010

Section by Section Summary of the Clean Energy Partnerships Act, Full Summary of Offset Bill Authored by Senator Stabenow and Cosponsors
November 5, 2009

One Page Summary of Clean Energy Partnerships Act, Summary of Offset Bill Authored by Senator Stabenow and Cosponsors
November 5, 2009

Looking Ahead: Overview of the New Administration and Congress, Outlook for Agriculture and Climate Legislation
Ag Carbon Market Working Group
January 2009

Dingell-Boucher Climate Change Legislation Discussion Draft: Overview of Offsets and Allowances in the Dingell-Boucher Bill
The Clark Group, LLC
October 2008

Recent House Action on Climate Change: Doggett “Climate Matters Act” and Others: June 2008 Summary Memo
The Clark Group, LLC
August 29, 2008

Hearings

Testimony of Fred Yoder, former President of the National Corn Growers Association and Member of the Ag. Carbon Market Working Group, before the Senate Agricultural Committee
September 9, 2009

Testimony of Tom Vilsack, Secretary of Agriculture, before the Senate Agriculture Committee
July 22, 2009

Testimony of Fred Yoder, former President of the National Corn Growers Association and Member of the Ag Carbon Market Working Group, before the House Small Business Committee
April 29, 2009

Hearings on the American Clean Energy and Security Act of 2009, Statements and Testimony from the Hearings of the House Energy and Commerce Committee
April 2009

Testimony of Dick Wittman, Former President, Pacific Northwest Direct Seed Association & Member of Agricultural Carbon Market Working Group: Before the Senate Agriculture Committee
May 21, 2008

Testimony Of Will Roehm, Vice President, Montana Grain Growers Association Before Subcommittee on Private Sector and Consumer Solutions to Global Warming and Wildlife Protection
October 24, 2007