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  1. Top Ag News
    USDA Launches $3.1 Billion Climate-Smart Initiative

    USDA announced the formal implementation of the $3.1 billion Climate Smart Initiative last week. The amount is a whopping three times more […]

    May 1, 2023
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    World’s First Heat-Tolerant Apple Variety Unveiled

    Rising temperatures in major fruit-producing parts of the world are calling for more heat-resistant fruit varieties. This year’s Fruit Logistica unveiled just […]

    February 13, 2023
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    Data Shows U.S. Pork Production as Carbon Neutral

    The National Pork Board says U.S. pork production is carbon neutral. Recent environmental studies from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) show […]

    February 6, 2023
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    Hot, Dry, Windy Weather Slashes Winter Wheat Yields, Kansas State Research Confirms

    Winter wheat production in the U.S. has endured notable losses in 2022, largely due to challenging weather conditions. The environmental “triple threat” […]

    December 28, 2022
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    Vilsack Announces Additional $325 Million for Climate-Smart Grants

    USDA announced this week an additional $325 million into 71 projects for climate-smart commodities. U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack made the announcement […]

    December 14, 2022
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    House Task Force Leads Charge for Climate-Smart Ag Policy As Part of 2023 Farm Bill

    Maine and Washington State Democratic representatives are leading the charge in the House Ag Committee through a climate and agriculture task force. […]

    November 21, 2022
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    How Farmers Can Expect Assistance from USDA’s $2.8 Billion for Climate-Smart Practices

    The USDA’s $2.8 billion investment in climate-smart agricultural practices has been confirmed for use in 70 projects throughout the country. Under the […]

    September 15, 2022
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    Bi-Partisan Support Drives Voluntary Conservation Policy Crop Insurance Discount

    Lawmakers continue to push for a cover crop incentive bill despite a proposed $25-per-acre incentive failing to survive the latest climate law. […]

    September 9, 2022
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    $20 Billion for Voluntary Conservation Practices Passed by Senate Democrats

    Democratic Senators passed legislation Sunday that includes $20 billion for voluntary conservation practices. Vice President Kamala Harris ended up casting the tie-breaking […]

    August 9, 2022
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    Senate to Vote on Climate-Smart Ag Deal

    U.S. Senate democrats reached a deal this past week on legislation that would add $20 billion in funding for climate-smart agricultural practices. […]

    August 1, 2022