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How Concerned Are You About Climate Change Legislation?

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img_1929.JPGIt's tough to open a newspaper or scan the headlines online and not see something about climate change legislation. It seems this issue has caught the attention of urban and rural communities, alike. Of course, the unintended consequences of the climate bill that has recently moved through the House of Representatives has many agriculturalists concerned.

Loss of jobs, shortage of food, increased food costs, weakened global competitiveness, the elimination of family farms, separation of agriculture groups and impossible regulations are all some of the arguments that have been presented against the climate change bill. However, I sincerely doubt the other side of the coin understands the harmful path it will burn if this bill passes. Today, I want to hear from you. How concerned are you about climate change legislation? What can we do to ensure that our voice is heard in Congress? What do you like/dislike about the bill? Can't wait to hear from you!

BEEF Daily Quick Fact:The House-passed bill would put progressively tighter limits on carbon dioxide emissions, imposing a 17 percent reduction of 2005 levels by 2020. (Source: Houston Chronicle)

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Amanda Radke

A fifth-generation rancher from Mitchell, SD, Amanda grew up on a purebred Limousin cattle operation in which she and husband Tyler are active. She graduated with a degree in agriculture journalism...

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