Senate Panel Unanimously Approves USDA Carbon Certification Legislation

April 22, 2021
The Senate agriculture committee has unanimously approved a bill establishing a Department of Agriculture (USDA) program for certifying carbon credits to encourage farmers and foresters to participate in voluntary emissions trading markets after senators revised the bill to protect existing programs and ensure markets are designed to benefit producers and landowners. The committee April 22 approved S. 1252 , the Growing Climate Solutions Act, by unanimous consent, setting up the legislation for possible floor consideration as a stand-alone measure. The...

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