Defiant Florida Ag Commissioner Promises Continued Fight Against UN's Critique of Farming

Defiant Florida Ag Commissioner Promises Continued Fight Against UN’s Critique of Farming

The head of Florida’s agricultural department pledged to continue opposing America’s biggest investment banks for giving in to requests from globalists for farming regulations akin to the Green New Deal.

State Agriculture Commissioner Wilton Simpson attacked Wall Street’s biggest investment firms in a statement released on Friday, saying that they persist in pushing “left-wing, anti-agriculture, ESG-driven, and anti-consumer climate policies” in support of the UN’s goal of achieving net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050.

Simpson made the announcement following the unexpected withdrawal of JP Morgan Chase and BlackRock, two of the biggest investment banks in the United States and known for supporting left-wing ideologies, from the UN’s Net-Zero Banking Alliance, or NZBA.

The NZBA is an international association of over 700 banks that aims to fund “ambitious” climate change mitigation initiatives. The NZBA encourages its members to genuinely “design, set, and achieve” net zero targets for its investments by 2030 or sooner, even if the group’s goal is to achieve net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050.

The biggest names on Wall Street joined the NZBA. The group also comprised Bank of America, Citigroup, Wells Fargo, Goldman Sachs, and Morgan Stanley in addition to JP Morgan Chase and BlackRock.

According to a report released by the worldwide alliance in December, which Fox Business reported last month, two-thirds of its members have committed to “aggressive green energy.” They achieved this by focusing on real estate developers, producers of energy, and producers of iron, steel, and cement.

Simpson joined a group of 12 Republican state agriculture commissioners who warned major U.S. institutions in a letter that their involvement in the NZBA would negatively impact consumer prices, food availability, and farmers’ access to credit, harming both farmers and consumers.

Simpson declared in his address on Friday that the fight against UN policies that are left-wing through banking will not end.

“I was proud to stand with 11 other state agriculture commissioners demanding accountability from America’s largest banks over their commitments to left-wing, anti-agriculture, ESG-driven, and anti-consumer climate policies from the United Nation’s Net-Zero Banking Alliance,” he stated.

“If these banks had their way, they would unilaterally force America’s farmers and ranchers – through the threat of withholding capital and financing – to adopt ‘green’ infrastructure, technology, and equipment,” he continuedd.

“We will not stand idly by and allow unelected individuals and woke institutions to make unchecked decisions that would intentionally cripple American agriculture and threaten our food security and national security,” Simpson stated.

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