The American Farm Bureau Federation last week announced support for climate-smart commodity proposals. 

Farm Bureau sent letters of support to five organizations that have submitted proposals for the USDA Climate-Smart Commodities program. 

USDA is investing $1 billion in pilot projects that create market opportunities for U.S. agricultural and forestry products that use climate-smart practices and include innovative, cost-effective ways to measure and verify greenhouse gas benefits. 

An AFBF review committee placed a high priority on projects that reflect objectives laid out by AFBF and state Farm Bureaus during USDA’s request for information process. 

While other projects may meet those goals, the review committee decided to focus on projects developed or supported by state Farm Bureaus. 

AFBF President Zippy Duvall says, “The voluntary, market-driven proposals we support will help farmers and ranchers reach their conservation goals while ensuring they keep dinner on the table for families across the country.”

(Story Courtesy of the NAFB News Service)