Climate crisis: USDA funds climate-smart proj...
Climate crisis

USDA funds climate-smart projects

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According to the US Secretary of Agriculture, the grant program is meant to work alongside others to support farmers while simultaneously transforming US agriculture towards climate-resilient practices.
According to the US Secretary of Agriculture, the grant program is meant to work alongside others to support farmers while simultaneously transforming US agriculture towards climate-resilient practices.

USA, Jefferson City. During a visit to Missouri, US Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack announced the rollout of a new federal grant program. The USDA pledges $1 bn. in grants to support climate-smart agriculture.

Speaking at Lincoln University in Missouri on Feb. 7, Vilsack announced the launch of Partnerships for Climate-Smart Commodities, a grant program to encourage and support climate-smart farmers, ranchers and forest landowners.


The US Department of Agriculture (USDA) pledges to finance pilot projects that use climate-smart practices and include innovative, cost-effective ways to measure and verify greenhouse gas benefits or sequester carbon.

“Through Partnerships for Climate-Smart Commodities, USDA will provide targeted funding to meet national and global demand and expand market opportunities for climate-smart commodities to increase the competitive advantage of American producers. We want a broad array of agriculture and forestry to see themselves in this effort, including small and historically underserved producers as well as early adopters,” Vilsack said.

Source: USDA

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