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By AgGateway Communications Director Susan Ruland

Clips of interest from our colleagues at the American Feed Industry Association and Agricultural Retailers Association (AgGateway members):

AFIA: USDA Releases 90-Day Progress Report on Climate-Smart Agriculture and Forestry

Over the past few months, the U.S. Department of Agriculture has heard from stakeholders on how the agency should develop its climate-smart agriculture and forestry strategy as part of President Joe Biden’s executive order on, “Tackling the Climate Crisis at Home and Abroad.” Last week, the USDA published a 90-day progress report on this initiative. Some of the climate-smart practices included in the report that might impact our industry include activities that reduce greenhouse gas emissions, including methane and nitrous oxide, and using practices such as ruminant feed management.

ARA in Alliance Recommending USDA Pilot Carbon Bank Projects

ARA is a member of the Food and Agriculture Climate Alliance (FACA) which recommends the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) lay the foundation for a potential carbon bank by first developing a series of pilot projects focusing on:

  • Scaling climate solutions;
  • Removing barriers to adoption;
  • Improving carbon accounting standards; and
  • Ensuring equitable opportunities.

Read more about this approach in the FACA press release.