From staff reports
The U.S. Department of Agriculture is now accepting applications for fiscal year 2022 for a new program that is targeting farmers, ranchers and forest landowners who engage in climate-smart partnerships. The agency is investing $1 billion into pilot projects that create market opportunities for entities that produce products using greenhouse gas reducing practices and that can measure and verify greenhouse gas reduction benefits and carbon sequestration.
“America’s farmers, ranchers, and forest owners are leading the way in implementing climate-smart solutions across their operations,” U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack said in a news release. “Through Partnerships for Climate-Smart Commodities, USDA will provide targeted funding to meet national and global demand and expand market opportunities for climate-smart commodities to increase the competitive advantage of American producers. We want a broad array of agriculture and forestry to see themselves in this effort, including small and historically underserved producers and early adopters.”The Commodity Credit Corporation is providing the funding and only entities are eligible to apply. For complete details and dealing information go to Grants.gov.