Climate Change Policy Webcast
AgMRC Renewable Energy Newsletter
Proposed climate change legislation and regulations will impact the economy, consumers and agriculture when they are enacted. A two-hour ISU Extension webcast was held on February 1 that featured leading economists in energy economics and agricultural policy. These economists have studied the cap and trade policy, modeled the effects on agriculture, and testified before Congress about the expected impact on crop and livestock costs and returns. Links to their presentations are listed below.
- Overview of the impact on utilities and transportation -- James Bushnell, Cargill Chair in Energy Economics, Iowa State University.
- The implications for crop producers -- Pat Westhoff, the Food and Agricultural Policy Research Institute, University of Missouri will outline the implications for crop producers.
- Implications for livestock producers -- Tristan Brown, Iowa State University.
- Summary of the general outlook for agriculture under the proposed legislation -- Chad Hart, Iowa State University Extension economist.