Tara Ritter

Tara Ritter is Program Associate for Climate and Rural Communities with the Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy.

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Thursday, August 13, 2015
Renewable Energy: Why Emissions and the Economy Don’t Tell the Whole Story
Last week, President Obama announced the Clean Power Plan , the United States’ strongest climate policy to date. The plan aims to reduce coal-fired power plant emissions by allowing states to devise their own plans to reach federally-mandated emissions reduction targets. This choose-your-own-...
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Wednesday, April 22, 2015
Feeding the Future Through Agroecology
The devastating drought in California, home to much of the country’s fruit and vegetable production, is spurring discussions about the future of food production in a new age of climate change. When broaching the topic of solving the future food dilemma—feeding a growing population while using the...
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Saturday, February 14, 2015
Conservation, Climate, and CAFOs
Recommended changes to the Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP) , a farm program designed to encourage conservation, may instead promote the expansion of factory farms that harm the climate. EQIP is administered by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Natural Resources Conservation...
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Monday, September 22, 2014
Real Solutions From Agriculture at the People's Climate March
On the day before the People’s Climate March —what’s being billed as the largest mass climate demonstration in history—the Organic Consumers Association hosted a day of workshops as part of the NYC Climate Convergence . The final workshop was entitled “Now that the U.S. supports Climate-Smart...
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