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Climate One: Climate Smart Agriculture with Secretary Tom Vilsack

Thursday, March 16, 2023

Agriculture is responsible for around 11% of U.S. carbon emissions, and yet soil holds the potential for massive carbon sequestration. Conventional agriculture focuses more on crop productivity than soil health. U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack advocates for a federal initiative focused on supporting “climate smart” agriculture for commodity crops that comprise the bulk of what’s grown on American farms: corn, soybeans, wheat.