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Climate Change Activities and Features

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COMET-FARM™ is a whole farm and ranch carbon and greenhouse gas accounting system. The tool guides you through describing your farm and ranch management practices including alternative future management scenarios. Once complete, a report is generated comparing the carbon changes and greenhouse gas emissions between your current management practices and future scenarios.

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The Rapid Carbon Assessment (RaCA) is an extensive database on soil carbon. Three years ago, NRCS embarked on the largest concentrated soil sampling effort in the history of soil survey to build the most extensive database on soil organic and inorganic carbon in the US. 

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The GHG and Carbon Sequestration Ranking Tool is a qualitative ranking of NRCS Conservation Practice Standards that can be applied effectively to the Greenhouse Gas and Carbon Sequestration Resource Concern.

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Cover Crop Termination Guidelines provide information on termination of cover crops on non-irrigated cropland.  They were developed by NRCS, Risk Management Agency (RMA), Farm Service Agency (FSA), and other public and private stakeholders to address concerns about cover crops’ impact on crop insurance. 

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Conservation Innovation Grants, offered by the Natural Resources Conservation Service, specifically addressed greenhouse gas mitigation and carbon sequestration opportunities in fiscal year 2011. The information includes the states in which the projects will be carried out, the total amount of NRCS funding provided, project title, and a brief project description.


Climate Change Information Highlights