Climate Bill Pushes Trees Over Food

Much like the climate “researchers” at East Anglia University, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack is “tweeking” a formula to produce a desired result on Cap & Trade legislation.

He has ordered his staff to revise a computerized forecasting model that showed that climate legislation supported by President Obama would make planting trees more lucrative than producing food.

The latest USDA economic impact study of the climate bill found that farmers would profit in the long haul from the legislation.

BUT… those profits would come mostly from higher prices for their crops caused by the legislation’s incentives to plant more forests and thus reduce the amount of land devoted to food-producing agriculture.

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