Report Compiles Farmer and Rancher Recommendations for Advancing Regenerative Agriculture
Regenerative Agriculture: Farm Policy for the 21st Century is a new report released by the Natural Resources Defense Council that highlights how regenerative agriculture provides multiple environmental co-benefits while making land more resilient to climate change. The report uses interviews from more than 100 farmers and ranchers to inform policy recommendations on how lawmakers can transition the nation’s agricultural system. Among the report’s conclusions are that regenerative agriculture is part of the climate solution and can make our food system more resilient. Additionally, policies that created today’s dominant industrial agriculture model must be reformed and resources must meet the needs of regenerative farmers and ranchers. The recommendations provided by the report include reforming the federal crop insurance system, supporting new farmers and ranchers, and providing more funding for regenerative agriculture research and development.