Climate-Smart Commodities

Lawmakers Seek Answers Regarding Climate Smart Commodities
Lawmakers Seek Answers Regarding Climate Smart Commodities
The Congressional Western Caucus wants information regarding oversight of the Climate-Smart Commodities pilot program.  In a letter this week to the Biden administration, led by central Washington’s Dan Newhouse, as well as Maryland’s Andy Harris, the caucus outlined concerns regarding the program, which was created with no direction from Congress.  The lawmakers want ...
USDA Investing $2.8 Billion in Climate-Smart Commodities
USDA Investing $2.8 Billion in Climate-Smart Commodities
Ag Secretary Tom Vilsack says the USDA is investing up to $2.8 billion in 70 selected projects under the first pool of the Partnerships for Climate-Smart Commodities funding opportunity.  USDA’s initial investment of $1 billion is expected to triple to more than $3 billion in pilot projects that will create market opportunities for American commodities produced using climate-smart practices.  Thes
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...