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BIO Submits Comments to USDA for RFI on Climate-Smart Agriculture Practices

November 1, 2021

To meet the challenge of climate change, it is crucial to lead with science and U.S. innovation. We must incentivize the adoption of innovative, sustainable technologies and practices; and streamline and expedite regulatory pathways for breakthrough technology solutions.

Investment in and deployment of cutting-edge technologies will be crucial to ensure farmers, ranchers, sustainable fuel producers, and manufacturers are able to be part of the solution to climate change and maintain the U.S.’s global leadership in agriculture. This includes removing barriers and assisting beginning and socially disadvantaged farmers and ranchers to access and utilize these technologies, so all producers can adapt to the challenges ahead. By accelerating and deploying innovation, American agriculture can be resilient, self-sustaining, and drive our economic recovery.

BIO applauds the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) for examining how the possible development of a Climate-Smart Agriculture and Forestry Partnership (CSAF) Program could encourage adoption of climate-smart agriculture and forestry practices and promote markets for climate-smart commodities. This will enable U.S. agriculture to combat climate change while producing enough food, feed, fuel, and fiber for a growing world.

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