The bipartisan Growing Climate Solutions Act, supported by Farm Bureau and both Sens. Rob Portman and Sherrod Brown, will break down barriers for farmers and foresters interested in participating in carbon markets so they can be rewarded for climate-smart practices.
“(Farm Bureau) welcomes the introduction of the Growing Climate Solutions Act, which builds on the strong foundation of environmental stewardship in American agriculture by providing more clarity and guidance for farmers and ranchers as they explore or expand participation in carbon markets,” said American Farm Bureau President Zippy Duvall. “This bill is evidence lawmakers can come together in a bipartisan manner to find solutions to environmental challenges while respecting the role of farmers and ranchers as they feed families around the globe.”
Highlights of the Growing Climate Solutions Act include:
- An online “One-Stop Shop” for farmers, ranchers and foresters interested in carbon markets to help them get their foot in the door.
- A USDA certification for private parties that farmers work with to generate and ultimately sell their carbon credits.
- Including farmers and other climate stakeholders on USDA’s Advisory Council.