Climate Change

USDA Undersecretary: Ag Can Be a Hero on Climate Change
USDA Undersecretary: Ag Can Be a Hero on Climate Change
America’s farmers have an opportunity to be a hero in addressing climate change through improvements in productivity and climate-smart practices, so says Robert Bonnie.  However, the USDA Undersecretary for Farm Production and Conservation, recently said a successful climate program “has to work for agriculture.” Bonnie spok...
Overwhelming Interest in USDA Climate-Smart Commodities Opportunity
Overwhelming Interest in USDA Climate-Smart Commodities Opportunity
The Department of Agriculture said the second funding pool through the Partnerships for Climate-Smart Commodities opportunity received over 600 applications from over 400 groups.  While USDA is in the process of calculating the total requested amount for the second funding pool, the overall interest in the opportunity already exceeds more than $18 billion. Under...
Brown Declares Drought In Four Oregon Counties
Brown Declares Drought In Four Oregon Counties
On Friday, Oregon Governor Kate Brown declared a drought in Baker, Douglas, Wallowa, and Wheeler Counties. The declaration directs state agencies to coordinate and prioritize assistance to the region. "Baker, Douglas, Wallowa, and Wheeler Counties are facing historic challenges from drought conditions that are creating hardships for the people, farms, ranches, communities, and ecosystems of

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