The U.S. Department of Agriculture is investing a further $490 million to reduce wildfire risk across the western United States. Combined, these efforts represent a total USDA investment of $930 million across 45 million acres (18 million hectares).Read more
The Intertribal Agriculture Council (IAC), representing U.S. agricultural producers across 574 federally recognized American Indian tribes and Alaska Native Villages, has joined the U.S. Sustainability Alliance (USSA). This brings USSA’s […]Read more
Close to $20 billion is to be invested in climate-smart agriculture in the United States. This is part of a $40 billion support package for agriculture, forestry, and rural development […]Read more
U.S. farmers are at the sharp end of climate change, writes U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack, but they are adapting and rising to the challenge.Read more
President Biden has signed an Executive Order to protect America’s forests from climate-driven threats, including drought and wildfire. The Order aims to strengthen America’s forests, reduce wildfire risk and combat global deforestation.Read more
Women play a vital role in American agriculture. More than half (51%) of all farming operations in the United States have at least one female operator, according to the 2019 Agricultural Resource Management Survey.Read more
The new Partnerships for Climate-Smart Commodities initiative will provide targeted funding to “expand market opportunities for climate-smart commodities to increase the competitive advantage of American producers”.Read more
In this exclusive article, SIGWATCH Head of Research Charlotte Moore explains more about this emerging trend, what it means for the agriculture sector and how it can mitigate the risk.Read more
U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack underscored the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s support for President Biden’s whole-of-government approach to combating climate change and supporting rural livelihoods.Read more
This month (September), visitors to the London Design Museum will be able to see the results of American Hardwood Export Council’s collaboration with leading design magazine Wallpaper.Read more
America the Beautiful outlines President Biden’s vision for a voluntary nationwide effort to conserve 30% of U.S. lands and waters by 2030. But how much will change given that American farmers have been focused on stewardship of the land for decades?Read more
It will provide support through its voluntary Conservation Reserve Program and invest more than $376 million.Read more
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