Joe Biden’s Proposed Investment in Biofuels Will Help Farmers to Profit and Fight Climate Change

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The Biden plan advances the future of rural America by investing in new technologies that promote growth and profitability while addressing climate change. The choice is not between a healthy climate or growth — the Biden Plan embraces both.

The Biden plan makes investment in research a priority and will promote the development of cellulosic biofuels that do not harm the water and soil, while turning grass and crop residues into marketable fuels. This future-forward thinking will make America’s farmers key to solving climate change while creating quality jobs.

The Biden plan will also provide low-cost financing for the transition to new equipment and farming methods and fund research in crop development and precision agriculture. It also creates a voluntary carbon farming market that pays farmers for emissions they secure.

Biden will not repeat the mistakes of forcing regulations on family farms from within a D.C. bubble. He will work with farmers to strengthen their positions in the global market, helping them profit while overcoming the immediate challenges posed by climate change.

Joe Biden is not afraid to tell Americans the truth about the challenges they face. He knows America is up to the task — that American ingenuity can be instrumental in solving the climate crisis without leaving critical industries behind.

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Vice President Joe Biden and his team have released a comprehensive “Plan for Rural America.” Farmers and ranchers might wonder how they fit into that plan, since Rural America has evolved to encompass much more than production agriculture. Bottom line, the plan fundamentally recognizes that net farm and ranch income still drives the success of many businesses on Main Street in Iowa’s small towns and those around the country.

Improving the quality of life in rural America will help keep our small towns vibrant and attractive to more young people (some of whom are leaving the big cities), but agriculture still drives much of the rural economy.