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Solectrac Joins Farmers to Urge Climate Action

Ideanomics enhances the availability of Solectrac electric tractors with seven new dealer partnerships

Solectrac Electric Tractors, a subsidiary of Ideanomics, will join “Farmers for Climate Action: Rally for Resilience,” a grassroots alliance of farmers, farmworkers and farmer allies that will be heading to Washington, DC during the week of March 6, 2023, with a singular ask for policymakers: make climate change policy a priority in the 2023 Farm Bill.

“Electric tractors are an essential part of addressing the climate crisis and forging a sustainable future for farmers. These tractors can be charged from renewable energy and not only eliminate on-site emissions, but also provide a healthier work environment,” said Mani Iyer, CEO of Solectrac, a subsidiary of Ideanomics.


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Empowering Farmers to Address the Climate Crisis: Focus of the 3-Day Event

Led by the National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition (NSAC), Farm Aid, and supported by an alliance of organizations, the event aims to bring a mass mobilization of producers to the Capitol, reminiscent of the 1979 Tractorcade. This time, a Solectrac electric tractor will be on display to show that the future of agriculture is here.

The focus of the 3-day event is on the next Farm Bill on the docket for the 118th Congress. Farmers, ranchers, and advocates want legislators to address the severe challenges facing the farming community due to the climate crisis. They are asking that the next Farm Bill explicitly empower farmers to tackle climate change by providing resources, assistance, and incentives that will allow them to lead the way in implementing proven climate solutions. “We want to urge Congress that electrification of agriculture is part of the myriad of solutions that we will need to pursue in order to attain a sustainable food system,” said Iyer.


Pursuing Bold Structural Changes and Racial Equity in Agricultural Policies

“For countless farmers and communities across the country, a status quo Farm Bill would miss the mark. Nothing short of bold structural changes – including significant investments in sustainable agriculture and enacting fair pricing policies – will do,” said Mike Lavender, NCAS Interim Policy Director. In addition to drawing attention to the economic, social, and environmental dimensions of our climate crisis, farmers will be calling on our nation’s politicians to enact policies that promote racial equity and address the history of discrimination against Black, Indigenous, and other communities of color.

The Rally for Resilience will take place from March 6-8, 2023 in Washington, DC, with satellite events scheduled around the country. 


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