USDA Considers Climate-Smart Program Changes

On January 27, 2021, President Biden signed an Executive Order on Tackling the Climate Crisis at Home and Abroad, which laid out a series of actions for federal agencies to take regarding climate change mitigation and resilience, including directing the Secretary of Agriculture to collect stakeholder input on a climate-smart agriculture and forestry strategy.

On March 16, 2021, in response to the Executive Order, the Department of Agriculture (USDA) published a request for public comment on its climate strategy. USDA specifically seeks comments on developing "climate-smart agriculture and forestry practices and systems."

Comments will be accepted through April 29, 2021.