agriculture

Rep. Thompson on Priorities for Agriculture, Climate

Dan Agri-Business, Climate Change, Legislative, This Land of Ours

Priorities for agriculture and the climate. That’s coming up on This Land of Ours. The House Agriculture Committee recently discussed The Role of Climate Research in Agricultural Resiliency.” Ranking Member, Representative Glenn G.T. Thompson gave his four guiding principles on the matter. “Climate policies need to benefit producers, our farmers, our ranchers, and foresters primarily. Whatever we do when it …

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Representative David Scott on Climate and Agriculture

Dan Climate Change, Environment, This Land of Ours

The climate and agricultural resilience. That’s coming up on This Land of Ours. The House Agriculture Committee recently held a hearing titled “The Role of Climate Research in Agricultural Resiliency.” In his opening statement, Chairman Representative David Scott of Georgia gave his thoughts on the importance of the topic. “Climate change poses a threat to our farmers, ranchers, and foresters; …

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Partnerships for Climate-Smart Commodities

Dan Climate Change, Environment, This Land of Ours, USDA-NRCS

The focus on improving the climate through agriculture continues.  The first round of funding through the new Partnerships for Climate-Smart Commodities received more than 450 proposals. The Partnerships for Climate-Smart Commodities opportunity provides up to $1 billion for pilot projects that create market opportunities for commodities produced using climate-smart practices. The proposals from the first round of funding ranged from $5 million …

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New Partnership Program for Climate Smart Commodities

Dan Climate Change, Environment, Peanuts

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is committed to supporting a diverse set of farmers, ranchers and forest owners through climate solutions that increase resilience, expand market opportunities and strengthen rural America. The new Partnerships for Climate-Smart Commodities opportunity provides up to $1 billion for pilot projects that create market opportunities for commodities produced using climate-smart practices. Tyron Spearman has more details.

Climate-Smart Commodities

USDA Climate-Smart Commodities Funding Opportunity Deadlines Approaching in Georgia

Dan Climate Change, Environment, Georgia, USDA-NRCS

The USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) in Georgia wants to remind partners the deadline to apply for the first round of funding through the new Partnerships for Climate-Smart Commodities is Friday, May 6. This funding pool includes large-scale proposals from $5 million to $100 million that emphasize the greenhouse gas benefits of climate-smart commodity production, and include direct, meaningful benefits to a representative …

American Farmers are Dropping Greenhouse Gas Emissions

Dan Climate Change, Environment, Greenhouse Gas, USDA-EPA

According to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), American agriculture’s greenhouse gas emissions fell over four percent from 2019 to 2020. The recent Inventory of U.S. Greenhouse Gas Emissions and Sinks shows ag represents only 10 percent of total U.S. emissions, much lower than other economic sectors. Farm Bureau economists analyzed the EPA data and found that total agricultural emissions in …

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Plant Materials Center Provides Diverse Climate Plant Solutions

Dan Citrus, Climate Change, Corn, Cotton, Cover Crops, Environment, Field Crops, Fruits, Hemp, Herbs, Nursery Crops, Organic, Peanuts, Pest/Pest Control, Pollinators, Pollinators, Research, Research, Seeds, Soil, soil fertility, Soybeans, Specialty Crops, Sugar, This Land of Ours, Tree Nuts, USDA-NRCS, Vegetables, Wheat

The center providing plant solutions in a diverse climate. That’s coming up on This Land of Ours.  The Lockeford Plant Materials Center is a 106-acre facility located in the Central Valley of California.  It’s about an hour southeast of the state’s capitol, Sacramento, and is the only plant materials in the state. The center provides plant solutions for the diverse …

Sea-Level

Sea-Level May Rise One Foot by 2050 along U.S. Coasts

Dan Climate Change, Environment, Water, Weather

The United States is expected to experience as much sea-level rise by the year 2050 as it witnessed in the previous hundred years. That’s according to a NOAA-led report updating sea level increases for the U.S. The Sea Level Rise Technical Report provides the most up-to-date projections for all U.S. states and territories by decade for the next 100 years …

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USDA to Invest $1 Billion in Climate Smart Commodities

Dan Climate Change, USDA

Monday, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) will deliver on its promise to expand markets by investing $1 billion in partnerships to support America’s climate-smart farmers, ranchers and forest landowners. The new Partnerships for Climate-Smart Commodities opportunity will finance pilot projects that create market opportunities for U.S. agricultural and forestry products that use climate-smart practices and include innovative, …