1 Billion Investment In Agriculture


The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) recently announced a US$1 billion investment in pilot projects that support farmers, ranchers, and forest landowners implementing climate-smart conservation practices.

According to the new Partnerships for Climate-Smart Commodities program, USDA defines a climate-smart commodity as “an agricultural commodity that is produced using farming, ranching or forestry practices that reduce greenhouse gas emissions or sequester carbon.”

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The initiative includes cover crops, low-till or no-till farming, agroforestry, rotational grazing, and reforestation, among others, as examples of possible climate-smart conservation practices.

Source-Food Tank

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