National Farmers Union says withdrawing from the Paris Agreement hurts farmers and ranchers


In Washington, D.C., Roger Johnson, president of the National Farmers Union, said President Trump’s decision to withdraw from the Paris Agreement rejects science and U.S. leadership in an effort that requires global attention.

“Today’s decision by the Trump Administration is shameful, and it fails to recognize the very real and immediate threats of climate change to family farmers, ranchers, and our nation’s food security,” said Johnson.  “We cannot sustain a viable food system if climate change is left unchecked. By refusing to limit U.S. greenhouse gas emissions and lead the world in this space, President Trump is allowing increasingly unpredictable and destructive weather to wreak havoc on family farm operations, future generations, and food prices and availability for years to come.”

Family farmers and ranchers are already enduring the consequences of climate change and projections indicate these effects will worsen without an immediate and significant reduction in greenhouse gas emissions.