Ariel Ron is the Glenn M. Linden Associate Professor of the US Civil War Era at Southern Methodist University. He is a historian of nineteenth-century US politics and economics, with particular interest in agriculture, energy and development.

May 2, 2024


The Iron Farm Bill

Agricultural policy coalitions in the age of climate crisis

Agriculture directly accounts for 10 percent of US greenhouse gas emissions. These emissions, which do not include onsite fossil-fuel use, come from soil and manure management and the digestive processes of ruminants, mostly cattle. Worse, there is a substantial “carbon…