Policy & Politics
- Congress extends tax breaks beneficial to farmers
- Hirsch: What we do at this meeting matters
- Ohio needs more infrastructure, food processing to meet demand for local food
- Tips for entrepreneurs overheard at the Ohio Farm and Food Leadership Forum
- Catlett tells farmers to prepare for the golden age of agriculture
Compromise Climate Bill Being Considered
The Senate appears to be drifting away from the original climate change bill, authored by Sens. Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.), and John Kerry (D-Mass.) and moving toward a compromise measure designed to draw support from Republicans and moderate Democrats. Recently, Kerry, Sens. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) and Joe Lieberman (I-Conn.), held a news conference to announce they are working on a compromise that has earned a tentative endorsement from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. Kerry, Lieberman and Graham released few details about the new bill, but said it would include a cap-and-trade proposal. They said it would also address increasing nuclear energy, more drilling and clean coal technology.