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October 23, 2023

USDA Assessment on Agriculture and Forestry in Carbon Markets

The U.S Department of Agriculture (USDA) released "A General Assessment of the Role of Agriculture and Forestry in the U.S. Carbon Markets," a comprehensive look at current market activity, barriers to participation, and opportunities to improve access to carbon markets for farmers and forest landowners. The report is the first of USDA’s deliverables under the Growing Climate Solutions Act (GCSA), which was signed into law on December 29, 2022, as part of the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2023.