Climate

“With the right tools and partnerships, American agriculture and forestry can lead the world in solutions that will increase climate resilience, sequester carbon, enhance agricultural productivity, and maintain critical environmental benefits.”  Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack

Climate Change at USDA

USDA is engaged in a whole-of-government effort to combat the climate crisis and conserve and protect our nation’s lands, biodiversity, and natural resources. Through research, conservation practices, and partnerships, USDA aims to find solutions to agricultural challenges, enhance economic growth, and create new streams of income for farmers, ranchers, producers, and private foresters.

Agriculture Innovation Mission for Climate

Internationally, the United States and the United Arab Emirates are leading the Agriculture Innovation Mission for Climate (AIM4C), a joint initiative to address the climate crisis through increased and accelerated investment in climate-smart agriculture and food systems innovation.

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News and Features

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack joined agriculture ministers from the rest of the G20 in Florence Sept. 16-18, 2021, to discuss sustainable solutions to the global challenges facing agriculture
Secretary Vilsack today called on the agriculture leaders of the G20 to come together to end hunger and poverty, combat climate change. and build more sustainable, equitable, and resilient food systems.
Secretary Tom Vilsack will travel to the G20 Agriculture Ministers’ Meeting in Italy this week, reaffirming the United States’ commitment to international engagement on agriculture and making the case for joint action on climate, food security, innovation, and closer global integration through trade.

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