Deere & Company announced Monday its membership in the U.S. Climate Action Partnership (USCAP), which endorses market-based programs and a federal-level solution for reducing greenhouse gases.

Formed this year, USCAP is an alliance of major businesses and leading climate and environmental groups calling for federal legislation requiring significant reductions of greenhouse gas emissions.

"USCAP proposes a coherent and valuable framework that can lead to realistic solutions and timely actions," said Robert W. Lane, chairman and chief executive officer of Deere & Company. "We believe John Deere lends an added perspective on biofuels and renewable energy sources that will assist in this important effort."

Lane said that by joining USCAP, Deere reinforces its commitment to helping find policy solutions that appropriately consider the needs of John Deere customers.

Consistent with USCAP's design principles, Deere believes effective policy to address global climate change ought to include the benefits of developing and supporting renewable energy sources such as biomass - both agriculture and forestry, wind and bio-technologies, as well as processing and distribution improvements.