Should IRA dollars go beyond climate-smart practices?

Should IRA dollars go beyond climate-smart practices?

Senate Agriculture Committee Republican leadership says the Inflation Reduction Act’s climate-smart funding will not benefit all farmers.

Ranking Member John Boozman tells Brownfield staff analysis found fewer than half of currently funded USDA projects would meet the conservation requirements for IRA eligibility.

“I think there’s a real problem with the inability of these programs since they are just for carbon sequestration,” he says.

A review of the Environmental Quality Incentives Program and the Conservation Stewardship Program found 51 percent of practices would not be supported by IRA funds. 

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