The Farm Bureau: Big Oil’s Unnoticed Ally Fighting Climate Science and Policy

Neela Banerjee, Georgina Gustin, John H. Cushman Jr.
December 21, 2018
Inside Climate News

For more than three decades, the Farm Bureau has aligned agriculture closely with the fossil fuel agenda. Though little noticed next to the influence of the fossil fuel industry, the farm lobby pulled in tandem with the energy lobby in a mutually reinforcing campaign to thwart the Kyoto Protocol on climate change, legislation like the Waxman-Markey economywide cap-and-trade plan, and regulations that would limit fossil fuel emissions.