climate change

USDA invests $70 million in climate-smart projects

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) is investing $70 million in sustainable agricultural projects that establish climate-smart food and agricultural systems. This investment is made under NIFA’s Sustainable Agricultural... more »

USDA grant focuses on cover crops to address carbon issue

With funding provided by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Partnership for Climate-Smart Commodities, Agoro Carbon Alliance will ramp up efforts to empower orchard operations in some of the leading nut and fruit producing states... more »

Texas conference helps growers battle pests, weeds

Growing fruit in the Lone Star State is difficult. Prolonged heat, drought, pests and diseases are among the challenges facing Texas fruit growers. At the Sept. 26-27 Texas Fruit Conference in New Braunfels, Texas, growers... more »

USDA Grant to Fund Up To $25 million in Colorado soil health projects

The Colorado Department of Agriculture has finalized the grant agreement to significantly invest in Colorado’s Saving Tomorrow’s Agricultural Resources (STAR) program for soil health. CDA’s STAR program was one of the 70 projects selected for... more »

Climate threats to farming seen by California governor’s office

California is preparing for a drier future. Climate impacts affecting the state, such as drought, a shrinking snowpack, higher temperatures and wildfires, were central to a discussion last week by California Department of Food and... more »

Specialty crop growers join USDA in climate initiative

The U.S. Department of Agriculture is awarding up to $2.8 billion in a massive initiative with 70 projects – 15 of them involving fruit, vegetable and other specialty crops – to address climate change. The... more »

Climate initiative awards $20 million to Elevated Foods

The U.S. Department of Agriculture has awarded up to $20 million to Elevated Foods, allowing it to fast track its efforts to restore and regenerate agricultural lands, while producing more nutrient-dense fruits and vegetables. The... more »

Summit focuses on climate change solutions

SVG Ventures|THRIVE will showcase innovative start-ups and their plans to address climate change at the Global Impact Summit. The summit is the culmination of a six-month search through more than 500 applicants from 70 countries;... more »

Virginia Tech receives $80 million for climate change

Virginia Tech has received an $80 million grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture to pilot a program that will pay producers to implement climate-smart practices on farms of all sizes and commodities, an initiative that... more »

Climate change study looks at soil management

A global collaboration to develop and implement climate-smart farming solutions, is supporting a study at The Ohio State University that looks at the potential of soil management practices to mitigate climate change. The group, AgMission,... more »

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