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USDA Requests Information on USDA’s Climate-Smart Agriculture Strategy

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The USDA is requesting public input on a climate-smart agriculture and forestry strategy. The request follows President Joe Biden’s executive order on Tackling the Climate Crisis at Home and Abroad.

The executive order states that America’s farmers, ranchers, and forest landowners have an important role to play in combating the climate crisis, and directs Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack to solicit input from stakeholders as USDA develops a climate-smart agriculture and forestry approach.

“We want your ideas on how to position the agriculture and forestry sectors to be leaders on climate-smart practices to mitigate climate change,” said Vilsack.

The request was published in a Federal Register notice, which will be available for public input until April 30, and is available online through the Federal Register.

The notice seeks information on four topics: climate-smart agriculture and forestry; biofuels, bioproducts, and renewable energy; catastrophic wildfire; and meeting the needs of disadvantaged communities through USDA’s climate strategy.