The Carbon Business Council, International Biochar Initiative, and US Biochar Initiative on biochar are hosting a webinar this week that will cover US policy developments and biochar. The webinar is called US Farm Bill and Biochar: Updates for a Global Audience and will take place on Thursday, April 20 at 11:00-12:30pm EST with free registration here.
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The event will explore how the US Farm Bill could support expansions of biochar usage in agriculture and will discuss implications on the biochar carbon credits market and the global biochar industry. The experts invited in the panel come from the biochar and carbon removal field:
- Wendy Lu McGill, Executive Director at the International Biochar Initiative
- Ben Rubin, Executive Director at the Carbon Business Council
- Sebastian Manhart, Senior Policy Advisor at Carbonfuture
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- Lauren Breynaert, Partnerships and Policy Director at Myno Carbon
- Dr. David A Laird, Professor Emeritus at Iowa State University
- Amy McCrae Kessler, Co-Founder at the US Biochar Coalition
The US Farm Bill, also known as the Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018 with a five-year lifespan is set to expire on Sept. 30, which means Congress is working to draft new legislation.
The farm bill aims to ensure food safety and abundance, support populations, bolster rural communities, help farmers and ranchers with environmental care, assist struggling producers, fund nutrition and environmental programs, and enable rural access to broadband and business loans.
The webinar will bring more clarity on the biochar’s part of the Farm bill and how the legislation can support its expansion.