Sunday, April 23, 2017

Moving on in the Kyoto Protocol Annex A; Agriculture.

The American Farm Bureau (click here) was formally founded in 1919 in Chicago, Illinois. Its initial organization papers said:
The purpose of Farm Bureau is to make the business of farming more profitable, and the community a better place to live. Farm Bureau should provide an organization in which members may secure the benefits of unified efforts in a way which could never be accomplished through individual effort. - Statement originally approved by Farm Bureau members in 1920...

August 7, 2014
Michigan Farm Bureau

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) (click here) released guidance on July 31 for calculating greenhouse gas emissions from agriculture and forestry activities, part of its larger efforts to address agriculture's potential effects on climate change.

The 606-page (click here) "Quantifying Greenhouse Gas Fluxes in Agriculture and Forestry: Methods for Entity-Scale Inventory" is intended to be used as the scientific basis for voluntary programs aimed at providing incentives for farmers to engage in conservation and other activities that curtail emissions. About 6.1 percent of U.S. greenhouse gas emissions come from agriculture, according to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency....