USDA Seeking Public Input on Greenhouse Gas Reduction Program

Secretary Vilsack announced new technical assistance for farmers and landowners.

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has requested public input to shape the development of a new program offering technical assistance for farmers and ranchers looking to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack made the announcement while giving a speech at Johns Hopkins University, showcasing ways to develop a domestic economy that focuses on sustainably funding low-carbon homes and businesses.

“High-integrity voluntary carbon markets offer a promising tool to create new revenue streams for producers and achieve greenhouse gas reductions from the agriculture and forest sectors,” Secretary Vilsack said. “However, a variety of barriers have hindered agriculture’s participation in voluntary carbon markets, and we are seeking to change that by establishing a new Greenhouse Gas Technical Assistance Provider and Third-Party Verifier Program.”

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • For discernment for Secretary Vilsack as he evaluates the input the department receives.
  • For USDA officials as they promote the reduction of greenhouse gases.

Sources: Department of Agriculture


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