As part of our ongoing work with government, NHA is proud to have helped with and supports the Growing Climate Solutions Act of 2021
Industrial hemp absorbs more CO2 per acre than any other commercial crop. The CO2 is permanently bonded within the fiber that is used for anything from textiles, to paper, bioplastics and building materials. This legislation that facilitates access to carbon credits will be a tremendous asset to farmers and the hemp industry while helping the nation combat the negative impacts of climate change.
The Growing Climate Solutions Act of 2021
U.S. Senator Mike Braun (R-IN), Senator Debbie Stabenow (D-MI), Senator Lindsey Graham (R-SC), and Senator Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI) reintroduced the bipartisan Growing Climate Solutions Act, which will break down barriers for farmers and foresters interested in participating in carbon markets so they can be rewarded for climate-smart practices. The bill has broad, bipartisan support from 42 Senators and over 70 agricultural and environmental organizations.
“Climate and New Ag is one of the most important issues that this Congress is addressing. Growing Climate Solution Act is a major step towards providing farmers, and those who are considering growing hemp as America’s new natural resource and commodity crop, more reason to do so”, said Geoff Whaling, Chair of the National Hemp Association