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USDA Releases Greenhouse Gas Report
Chris Clayton DTN Ag Policy Editor
Thu Jul 31, 2014 01:13 PM CDT

OMAHA (DTN) -- New guidelines for measuring greenhouse-gas emissions from various agricultural practices as well as standards for sequestering carbon through farm and forestry activities were released by USDA Thursday.

The report, "Quantifying Greenhouse Gas Fluxes in Agriculture and Forestry: Methods for Entity-Scale Inventory," ties into a number of other efforts this week by the Obama administration to highlight the connection between climate change and agriculture. The White House also rolled out a climate-data initiative to target "food resilience" by using data tools to better prepare agriculture to adapt to more extreme weather conditions.

The purpose of the greenhouse-gas methodology ...

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