USDA Advisor Touts Carbon Bank Authority But Sees Cautious Approach

March 23, 2021
Robert Bonnie, the Agriculture Department’s (USDA) top climate advisor, says USDA has authority to create a carbon bank within the Commodity Credit Corporation (CCC), pushing back against recent claims by a senior Republican lawmaker, though he is expressing hope for bipartisan agreement on such climate policies. “We believe we do have the authority in the CCC,” Bonnie, USDA’s deputy chief of staff for policy and senior climate advisor, said March 23 at the Agri-Pulse Ag & Food Policy Summit. Bonnie...

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