Agriculture & New Climate Accord

Jamie JohansenZimmPoll

New Holland ZimmPollOur latest ZimmPoll asked the question, “Do we need any more gun control laws?”

The latest Islamic terrorist tragedy which occurred here in the United States is being used by many politicians to call for more gun control. But do we need it? Well over half of our pollers believe more gun control isn’t the answer. Some commented stronger background checks are needed.

Here are the poll results:

  • No, too many now – 40%
  • No, current ones not enforced – 37%
  • Yes, but only via Congress – 5%
  • Yes, no matter what – 14%
  • Other – 4%

Our new ZimmPoll is now live and asks the question, What do you think climate accord will mean for ag?

We have spent the last couple of weeks anticipating the announcement from negotiators from nearly 200 countries about the landmark climate accord being discussed at the Climate Change Conference in Paris. But what does this announcement mean for agriculture? Ag Secretary Tom Vilsack said the COP21 deal will support a “better-nourished, stable, secure future” and the benchmarks “build on the ambitious climate smart strategy being implemented by U.S. farmers, ranchers and foresters.” Do you believe the climate accord is meaningless, adds to more regulations or simply good/bad for everyone?