climate change Articles

U.S. Sustainable Agriculture (Climate Change): Laws, Policies, and Programs

May 2024. Due to popular demand, USSA's regulatory report outlining key dates and events, regulatory developments, and government funding and assistance programs in U.S agriculture has been divided into four mini-series reports: soil health, water, climate change, and biodiversity. This report focuses on climate change.

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USSA Participates in Second US-EU Collaboration Platform on Agriculture Event

U.S. Sustainability Alliance members participated in the US-EU Collaboration Platform on Agriculture’s (CPA) second in-person stakeholder session in Washington, D.C., on 8-9 April.  The event was attended by representatives from organizations such […]

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USSA Launches Regulatory Guide to U.S. Sustainable Agriculture

A new U.S. Sustainability Alliance report provides insight into the laws, policies, and programs that support U.S. sustainable agriculture. While there is a perception in Europe that U.S. agricultural production […]

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USDA Under Secretary Alexis Taylor on A Century of Agricultural Trade

USDA Under Secretary for Trade and Foreign Agricultural Affairs Alexis M. Taylor reflects a century of growth, innovation, and progress in agricultural trade in the United States. She outlines the factors […]

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Food and Farming Move Up the Agenda at COP28 

Carlos Suárez, who is Manager Sustainability, Policy and Innovation, at the U.S. Grains Council and a member of the USSA Management Council, attended the recent UN climate change conference in […]

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AIM for Climate More Than Doubles Investments, Partners, and Innovation Sprints

The Agriculture Innovation Mission for Climate (AIM for Climate), a joint initiative from the United States and the United Arab Emirates, has more than doubled investments, partners, and Innovation Sprints […]

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USSA Experts Debunk U.S. Agriculture Myths in Podcast First

How does the sustainability of U.S. food systems compare with the EU? What is being done to make beef production more climate-smart? How can academics help advance sustainability knowledge? Those […]

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Transformative Action Needed to Tackle Future Climate Risks

The impacts of human-caused climate change are far-reaching and getting worse across every region of the United States. That’s according to the Fifth National Climate Assessment, hailed by President Biden […]

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The Fifth National Climate Assessment (NCA5)

November 2023. A science-based report on the risks, impacts and responses to climate change in the United States.

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U.S. Soy Farmers Champion Biodiversity

In the United States, soy cultivation and biodiversity efforts go hand in hand, writes Abby Rinne, Sustainability Director at the U.S. Soybean Export Council. Discover more about U.S Soy farmers’ […]

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Methane emissions in livestock and rice systems: Sources, quantification, mitigation and metrics

25 September 2023: A comprehensive analysis of methane emissions related to livestock and rice production systems and how to reduce them.

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The Soil Holds the Key to Climate Change Adaptation

The soil sustains many life forms, writes Karen Ross, Secretary of the California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA). It supports more than 25% of the world’s biodiversity and is […]

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