Title II Conservation Programs: Exploring Climate-Smart Practices, Hearing Before the Subcommittee on Conservation and Forestry of the Committee on Agriculture, House of Representatives, One Hundred Seventeenth Congress, First Session, May 12, 2021   [open pdf - 895KB]

This is the May 12, 2021 hearing on "Title II Conservation Programs: Exploring Climate-Smart Practices," held before the Subcommittee on Conservation and Forestry of the U.S. House Committee on Agriculture. From the opening statement of Abigail Davis Spanberger: "In addition to increasing farm productivity and profitability, conservation agriculture holds enormous potential in our efforts to combat the climate crisis, both through increased soil carbon sequestration and reduced greenhouse gas emissions. As we look to scale the adoption of conservation practices, there is perhaps no greater tool available than the farm bill's conservation programs. Title II programs provide much needed technical and financial assistance to encourage the adoption of cover crops, reduced- to notill management systems, and prescribed grazing systems, among many other climate-smart practices. As we have seen firsthand, these programs are working well in central Virginia. Studies show that these programs are effective. Not only do they facilitate greater adoption of conservation practices, but they also make it more likely that farmers will keep implementing these practices in the long-term to the benefit of our climate, clean water, and the health of our rural communities." Statements, letters, and materials submitted for the record include those of the following: Charles ''CJ'' Edwin Isbell, Jr., Kimberly Ratcliff, Keith H. Paustian, and Jamie Johansson.

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Serial No. 117-5
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