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Senator Claims USDA Suppressing Results of Climate Change Research


Senator Debbie Stabenow (D-MI), the Ranking Member of the U.S. Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry has addressed a letter to the Secretary of Agriculture, Dr. Sonny Perdue requesting an explanation of the decision to not publicize results of the impact of elevated atmospheric carbon dioxide levels on yields of rice and other studies on the impact of climate change on productivity.

Senator Stabenow urged the USDA “to issue a public press release and prominently post on its website all agency research relating to climate change that has been completed since January 20th 2017”.

The letter and request follow a bipartisan hearing in “Climate Change in the Agriculture Sector” where testimony was provided of the impact on farmers and ranchers as a result of climate change.