America’s Producers Leading the Way with Climate Change Solutions

Dan Climate Change, Environment, Inflation Reduction Act (IRA), USDA-NRCS

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Earth Day took place this past Monday, an event that was first celebrated some 54 years ago. And over those years, farmers, ranchers and forest landowners have seen the effects of climate change. Producers are uniquely positioned to deliver climate change solutions through programs being offered by the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS). These are supported by Farm Bill funding and through additional funding from the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA).

The IRA represents the single largest investment in climate and clean energy solutions in American history, providing an additional $19.5 billion to existing Farm Bill funds to help support conservation programs that yield climate mitigation benefits while building resilience to climate change in agricultural operations. These activities conserve natural resources, build healthier soils, reduce greenhouse gas emissions, and sequester carbon. 


And since 1985, Earth Team volunteers have provided a valued source of talent to NRCS. They work with conservation professionals on private lands to improve soil quality, conserve water, improve air quality and enhance wildlife habitat. Volunteers across the nation help NRCS accomplish its mission to provide conservation resources to farmers, ranchers, and forest owners.