USDA’s $3.1 billion Partnerships for Climate Smart Commodities Program is officially underway as the first tranche of partners implement their projects and prepare to share their learnings via a new […]Read more
The aim is to drive the use of forest restoration by-product and create new economic opportunities in tribal and economically disadvantaged communities.Read more
In honor of Women’s History Month this March and International Women’s Day, we celebrate some of the women who are making a difference and championing excellence in farming, forestry, and fisheries.Read more
Maine forests already absorb about 70% of the state’s annual fossil fuel emissions. But a new study has found that the state’s commercial forest landowners could increase annual carbon storage by at least 20% over the next 60 years while maintaining timber harvest levels.Read more
The U.S. Department of Agriculture is investing a further $490 million to reduce wildfire risk across the western United States. Combined, these efforts represent a total USDA investment of $930 million across 45 million acres (18 million hectares).Read more
The Intertribal Agriculture Council (IAC), representing U.S. agricultural producers across 574 federally recognized American Indian tribes and Alaska Native Villages, has joined the U.S. Sustainability Alliance (USSA). This brings USSA’s […]Read more
Close to $20 billion is to be invested in climate-smart agriculture in the United States. This is part of a $40 billion support package for agriculture, forestry, and rural development […]Read more
U.S. farmers are at the sharp end of climate change, writes U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack, but they are adapting and rising to the challenge.Read more
President Biden has signed an Executive Order to protect America’s forests from climate-driven threats, including drought and wildfire. The Order aims to strengthen America’s forests, reduce wildfire risk and combat global deforestation.Read more
Women play a vital role in American agriculture. More than half (51%) of all farming operations in the United States have at least one female operator, according to the 2019 Agricultural Resource Management Survey.Read more
The new Partnerships for Climate-Smart Commodities initiative will provide targeted funding to “expand market opportunities for climate-smart commodities to increase the competitive advantage of American producers”.Read more
In this exclusive article, SIGWATCH Head of Research Charlotte Moore explains more about this emerging trend, what it means for the agriculture sector and how it can mitigate the risk.Read more
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