“Net-Zero Climate-Control Policies Will Fail the Farm”

2024-02-09 04:00:32

A few months ago, Dutch Farmer’s advocate Eva Vlaadingerbroek gave an address about her experiences pushing back the “Net-Zero” agenda the government of the Netherlands was foisting on its farms and ranches.

Her entire speech, which was given in Rapid City, SD, is compelling and intended to sound the alarm for American farmers and ranchers.

…[T]he agenda is global and it’s a matter of time before it arrives in the US too.

The globalists have money, time and power.

If there is one thing you American farmers should know from our experience in the Netherlands, it is that the globalists are waging a war of attrition.

They start with hitting you with new rules and regulations forcing you to adapt your business.

Then they hit you with expensive legal procedures. In the meantime, they mobilize the media to vilify you as one of the main drivers of climate change, by using “science” and bribing ‘’experts who will point the finger at you.

And I know that this is already happening here in the US too. I know Bill Gates is trying to buy up Farmland, I know here in South Dakota obscure foreign funded companies like ‘’Summit Carbon Solutions’’ are trying to crack down on your property rights, I know John Kerry has launched a government attack on the agricultural sector.

…“Net zero” and the American beef industry cannot coexist. It’s one or the other.

Learn from the mistakes the Dutch farmers have made. Stay united, don’t let the media divide you. Fight.

The American agricultural industry is beginning to mount a counter-offensive to “net zero” inanity. Agriculture officials in 12 states are challenging ESG (Environmental, Social, and Governance) investing policies at big banks.

Now a new report shared with demonstrates that Net Zero policies (promoted heavily under ESG) will have an outsized negative impact on the U.S. agriculture industry, based on data obtained looking at the European model.

The report — published Wednesday by the free market think tank Buckeye Institute — is titled “Net-Zero Climate-Control Policies Will Fail the Farm” and outlines how farmers will see their operational costs rise by an estimated 34% as a result of net-zero ESG policies. While the report states its findings were “predictable and unsurprising,” it added that U.S. policymakers seem “unwilling to address or even acknowledge them.”

“Government climate-control policies ensconced in the Paris Climate Accords, the Inflation Reduction Act, and ESG-guided mandates carry a hefty price tag, especially for U.S. farms and the American consumer,” wrote report authors Trevor Lewis and M. Ankith Reddy, who both serve as economic research analysts at The Buckeye Institute.

“Europe has tested many of these policies aggressively for years, and the results have been an unmitigated failure,” they continued.

The Buckeye Institute developed a model farm and found that operational costs rose significantly, based on the government-mandated compliance factors and emissions limitations that are being proposed. Farmers will see their costs rise by at least 34 percent annually. Families will experience a 15% increase in annual food bills, in addition to the Bidenflation they enjoy.

Ad the surge in prices for specific food items is staggering.

The entire report is worth reading for anyone interested in the impacts of climate policy on agriculture. I highlight the conclusion, as it underscores the toxic effects following ESG has had on the European farming and ranching industries.

Europe has tested many of these policies aggressively for years, and the results have been an unmitigated failure. Energy prices across Europe have skyrocketed. Chemical companies have been unable to compete globally and have looked for exit strategies to find more profitable environs.

Food prices have soared as farms have been battered by higher input, insurance, and lending costs—and tried to pass those higher expenses on to European consumers. Tariffs have targeted European industries that have looked elsewhere to make their products more affordable. Despite these resounding warnings from European counterparts, U.S. policymakers have recommitted American industry to the same net-zero emissions standards and have imposed the same kinds of costly mandates on farms and businesses that will ultimately reduce food and energy supplies without achieving their intended benefits.

We will see if America’s politicians and bureaucrats are willing to learn the lessons that European farmers are teaching.


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