Money quote: Vilsack on forests and climate change
"I believe it is crucial that we engage the participation of farmers, ranchers, and forest landowners. This issue is too important for agriculture and forestry to sit on the sidelines." USDA Secretary Vilsack at a July 7 hearing before the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee on the role that rural America can play in addressing climate change. Click here to read more of Vilsacks testimony related to carbon offsets, cap and trade, and renewable energy.