EDF assertion from Callie Eideberg, Director of Agricultural Coverage and Particular Tasks
Hilary Kirwan, (202) 572-3277, firstname.lastname@example.org
(WASHINGTON, DC) The U.S. Division of Agriculture in the present day launched its Agriculture Innovation Agenda, which outlines a imaginative and prescient for growing U.S. agricultural manufacturing by 40% and reducing the related environmental footprint 50% by 2050.
“The elemental objectives of the USDA local weather roadmap to scale back greenhouse fuel emissions, enhance water high quality, and enhance soil and forest well being are crucial to constructing local weather resilience on the entrance strains – America’s farms.
“What USDA offered in the present day is a roadmap that factors U.S. agriculture in the proper route after weathering some of the troublesome years on document.
“Nonetheless, there are a number of lacking items that can should be addressed earlier than farmers might be anticipated to ship on this bold imaginative and prescient.
“For starters, USDA should use one of the best obtainable science to find out the true emissions discount potential of agricultural conservation practices. Along with commitments to enhance conservation information assortment and evaluation, the company should additionally increase investments in science and financial sources to equip farmers with the data they should make measurable progress and cut back danger.
“2020 is a brand new yr and a brand new alternative for USDA to double down on investments in conservation practices that can make America’s farmers – and the world – much less susceptible to the impacts of local weather change.”
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