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Chris Clayton DTN Ag Policy Editor
Thu Jul 31, 2014 12:18 PM CDT

USDA released a technical document Thursday that provides guidelines for measuring greenhouse-gas emissions from various agricultural practices as well as standards for sequestering carbon through farm and forestry activities.

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 report ...

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