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Initiative announced to quantify climate benefits of CRP

Proposals for CRP Climate Change Mitigation Assessment Initiative due July 2


Last updated 5/26/2021 at 7:32am

Note: This was provided by USDA Farm Service Agency

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Department of Agriculture Farm Service Agency announced Tuesday an initiative to quantify the climate benefits of Conservation Reserve Program contracts.

The multi-year effort will enable USDA to better target CRP toward climate outcomes and improve existing models and conservation planning tools while supporting USDA’s goal of putting American agriculture and forestry at the center of climate-smart solutions to address climate change.

“CRP is a powerful tool for implementing voluntary, measurable conservati...

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