USDA Commitments on Climate-Smart Agriculture Underscores Inflation Reduction Act’s Impact

Washington, D.C. — U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack’s remarks to the National Association of Conservation Districts marks a watershed moment for climate-smart agricultural practices and Western water conservation.

“Farmers and our working lands have a central role to play in addressing climate change, conserving water, and enhancing habitat for wildlife. The secretary’s announcements on the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s work to meet the promise of the Inflation Reduction Act with on-the-ground climate-smart agricultural practices is welcome news. Additionally, the new Western water framework will be a useful tool to help target investments to address climate-fueled resource concerns,” said Aviva Glaser, senior director of agriculture policy at the National Wildlife Federation. “The 2023 Farm Bill offers us an opportunity to shore up and build upon these investments. We look forward to working with Secretary Vilsack and the chairs of the House and Senate Agriculture Committees on this critical legislation.”

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