Hearing to Review the Potential Economic Impacts of Climate Change on the Farm Sector, Hearing Before the Subcommittee on Conservation, Credit, Energy, and Research of the Committee on Agriculture, House of Representatives, One Hundred Eleventh Congress, First Session, December 2, 2009   [open pdf - 15MB]

From the opening statement of Tim Holden: "Today, our witnesses will provide testimony on the impacts of climate change on the farm sector, and tomorrow's panel will discuss the cost and benefits of agriculture offsets. The intent of these hearings is not to cover all issues related to climate change, but to cut through the talking points and rhetoric used to distort the conversation to suit special interests. Over the next 2 days we will hear testimony from researchers with different areas of expertise, backgrounds, and perspectives to find out what climate change and legislation related to climate change really means for agriculture." The hearing also discusses the impact of climate change on matters of food security as related to national security interests. Statements, letters, and materials submitted for the record include those of the following: John A. Boccieri, Bob Goodlatte, Tim Holden, Robert E. Latta, Collin C. Peterson, Adrian Smith, Timothy J. Walz, Joseph Glauber, Joe L. Outlaw, Patrick Westhoff, John M. Antle, Judith "Jude" L. Capper, Richard C. Pottorff, Ford B. West, and the National Oilseed Processors Association.

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Serial No. 111-38
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