USDA: New phase of partnerships for climate-smart commodities

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USDA kicked off the implementation phase for projects funded through the $3.1 billion Partnerships for Climate-Smart Commodities effort.

The department also launched the Partnerships for Climate-Smart Commodities Learning Network, which will generate key lessons learned as projects get implemented.

“Farmers, ranchers, and forest landowners are on the front lines of climate change,” said Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack. “At the same time, they are uniquely positioned to deliver climate solutions through climate-smart production that reduces greenhouse gas emissions and sequesters carbon.”

Vilsack said USDA and its partners are working to create new markets for climate-smart commodities while developing the tools needed to quantify impacts and help producers implement those climate-smart practices on their land.

Farmers can go here to find active projects in their area.

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