USDA invests $9M to bolster climate research


USDA invests $9M to bolster climate research

The USDA says it’s investing $9-Million dollars in new partnerships to bolster climate research.

The competitive grants through the National Institute of Food and Agriculture are aimed at six projects working toward net-zero emissions in agriculture.

They include a ($1.5M) grant to Ohio State University which is partnering with the Midwest Climate Hub and other universities to increase adoption of scalable climate-smart activities. The project will improve the understanding of needs among Midwest stakeholders, develop roadmaps for livestock and cropping systems, elevate views of underserved communities and strengthen climate science infrastructure.

Another project involves Montana State University collaborating with the Southwest and Northern Plains Climate hubs to better assess the sources of past crop and livestock production losses caused by weather and climate disruption.

USDA’s 10 Climate Hubs are a collaboration of the department’s agencies linking USDA research and programs with timely tools and information for ag producers and professionals.