Robert Bonnie

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...
Deadline for USDA’s Climate-Smart Commodities Approaching
Deadline for USDA’s Climate-Smart Commodities Approaching
The deadline for the USDA’s second round of funding for Climate-Smart Commodities is Friday, June 10th. This funding pool is for partners proposing projects between $250,000 and $5 million. The proposals should emphasize the enrollment of small and-or underserved producers, and-or monitoring, reporting, and verification activities developed at minority-serving institutions. ...
USDA Looks At Effectiveness During The Pandemic
USDA Looks At Effectiveness During The Pandemic
USDA's Under Secretaries recently discussed some of the efforts of their mission areas in the middle of the COVID-19 Pandemic during a recent Agricultural Outlook Forum panel. "One of the things I'm proudest of is the ability of USDA , FSA, NRCS, RMA, our business center, to continue to deliver on the core programs of this mission area," noted Under Secretary for Farm Production and Cons

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