Climate smartSep 20, 2022
The USDA has announced an investment of up to $2.8 billion in 70 projects in the Partnerships for Climate-Smart Commodities – projects designed to create market opportunities for climate-smart production practices.
- The goal is to expand markets for climate-smart commodities, leverage the greenhouse gas benefits, and provide direct and meaningful benefits to agricultural production – including small and underserved producers.
- Since demand for sustainably grown products is high, the idea is also to increase the competitive advantage of American agriculture domestically and internationally.
Additionally, various agricultural organizations have reminded the administration that agriculture would like a seat at the table at the upcoming White House Conference on Hunger, Nutrition and Health. Farmers are a key link in the food chain and agriculture.