Looking to 2020: Climate Action, the Farm Crisis, and Politics in Rural America


Lindsey speaks with Matt Russell, an Iowa farmer and executive director of Iowa Interfaith Power and Light, an organization that brings people of all faiths together in conversation about critical issues, like climate change and the future of rural America. Matt sees an opportunity for farmers to be on the forefront of climate innovation and mitigation, and being in Iowa, he’s in a great place to influence policy and the 2020 presidential debates-he’s already influencing them, in fact, as co-author of recent New York Times Opinion piece, “What Democrats Need to Know to Win in Rural America.”

Recorded at the studios of Radio Kingston, edited by Hannah Beal, produced by Jessica Manly. Big thanks to our podcast intern Maia Banayan.

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/03/17/opinion/democrats-iowa-caucus.html

https://iowaipl.org/

Photo: Jim Young/Reuters

Join our email list to receive critical actions, resources, and updates.