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Some Farmers, Ranchers Press Congress to Support Green New Deal

Sept. 18, 2019, 8:26 PM

A coalition of farmers and ranchers is asking lawmakers to support the Green New Deal, but it’s unclear if the aims of the group extend to farmers around the country.

The group, which says it represents 10,000 of the millions of farmers and ranchers nationwide, held a joint press conference with lawmakers and climate activist groups on the steps of the Capitol on Sept. 18.

Some Democrats in the House have championed a policy platform they call the Green New Deal and introduced a non-binding resolution laying out a series of sweeping environmental goals, including the central aim of transitioning...

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