Tuesday, U.S. Representative Mark Pocan (WI-02) and State Senate Democratic Leader Melissa Agard joined agriculture and climate leaders to highlight major federal investments in climate-smart agriculture and renewable energy for Wisconsin’s rural communities.
Thanks to Representative Pocan, U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin, and President Biden’s work to pass the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA), Wisconsin’s agricultural producers and rural communities will have the resources they need to be part of the climate solution while boosting their economic potential. Included in the IRA was nearly $20 billion for farms to help expand already existing conservation programs along with another $14 billion to support clean energy development in rural communities.
“Democrats put the future of our planet first when we passed the Inflation Reduction Act last year,” said Rep. Pocan. “The critical investment in climate-smart agriculture will energize our rural economies, improve Wisconsin’s climate resilience, and ensure that our nation’s farmers, ranchers, and foresters are part of the solution to climate change.”