Roughly every five years, the U.S. designs and implements a new farm bill, which sets federal policy on agriculture across a huge swath of programs, including subsidies, food assistance, land practices and more. As stakeholders begin to strategize around the 2023 farm bill, many are pushing to make climate adaptation and mitigation primary aspects of policy design. In February of this year, USDA Secretary Tom Vilsack announced $1 billion in funding for climate-smart agriculture pilot projects that claim to reduce emissions and/or sequester carbon. How effective are those practices? And what can the farm bill do to further incentivize carbon management while helping farmers and ranchers adapt to the increasingly disruptive impacts of climate change?
Join Climate One Host Greg Dalton in conversation with Chuck Conner, President and CEO of the National Council of Farmer Cooperatives and Scott Faber, Senior VP of Government Affairs at EWG as they dig into what the next farm bill might mean for climate.
This episode is supported in part by Bank of the West.