Farmers Can Lead on Climate
Chris Clayton DTN Ag Policy Editor
Thu Apr 23, 2015 04:53 PM CDT

WASHINGTON (DTN) -- Farmers are going to play a larger role helping mitigate climate change over the next decade through a list of initiatives rolled out by USDA.

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack and White House adviser Brian Deese went to Michigan State University on Thursday to talk about the various ways USDA plans to leverage its programs for different sectors of agriculture to lower greenhouse gas emissions.

Deese declared USDA's announcement as a "very big deal" that would translate into farmers and ranchers lowering annual greenhouse-gas emissions by about 120 million tons by 2025. That would translate into roughly 25 ...

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