Vilsack Downplays USDA Study on Climate Change

Apparently, USDA wants us to pay no attention to the man behind the curtain…

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack downplayed his department’s analysis of climate legislation on Tuesday, saying “more current” studies do not foresee carbon-capturing trees taking over millions of acres of farmland, according to a Reuters report.

Up to 59 million acres of pasture and cropland could be converted to woodland by 2050 under a cap-and-trade system, according to the USDA analysis.

“I think there are other models that are more current and complete that might lead to significantly different conclusions,” said Vilsack when asked about the USDA study. “We think there can be improvements to the modeling that was used in the past.”

One wonders why the study is so out of date if it was released only a few days ago?

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