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Today’s agricultural policies must promote adequate food supply while accounting for food safety and sustainability concerns, among others. Researchers at RFF examine challenges posed by climate change; social and economic impacts of agricultural land use; and issues at the intersection of energy markets, agriculture, and water resources.

Empowering American Landowners with Carbon Credits

The Growing Climate Solutions Act—passed in the Senate and currently awaiting action in the House—can help facilitate sustainable practices among landowners by providing the opportunity to buy and sell carbon credits.

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Measuring Climate Solutions in Agriculture

An in-depth discussion in May 2021 provides insights on carbon farming and accurately measuring greenhouse gases stored in agricultural soils.

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