Beto to farmers in Iowa: give up “fair share” of crops to fight climate change.

Beto O’Rourke is campaigning in Iowa, and at a rally in Marshalltown on Friday, had a message for American farmers: help fight climate change by contributing their fair share of crops.

If we allow farmers to earn a profit in what they grow, if we allow them to contribute their fair share in combatting Climate Change by growing cover crops, allowing the technologies that invest in precision tilling and farming, capturing more of that carbon out of the air is another way in which they can make a profit. Keep those farms together, pass them on to the next generation, and allow them to provide us our food and national security, our independence from the rest of the world, our ability to provide for the rest of the world.

O’Rourke has embraced the now failed Green New Deal, saying we only have ten years left as a planet if we don’t act on climate change.

“At this point there can be no shadow of a doubt that our own excesses and emissions and inaction politically and as a country and a democracy, where each of us comprise the government, have led to the warming we’ve seen so far — one degree Celsius just since 1980.”

Some farmers weren’t too thrilled with the messaging.

 

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