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Inflation Reduction Act

The Inflation Reduction Act – signed in August 2022 by President Biden – represents the single largest investment in climate and clean energy solutions in American history.

The law provides $20 billion to support USDA’s conservation programs that yield climate-related benefits while building resilience in agricultural operations. These are programs that are well-known to farmers and ranchers and are also oversubscribed. These investments mean that more producers will have access to conservation assistance. 

This includes:

These additional funds will help farmers and ranchers implement expanded conservation practices that reduce greenhouse gas emissions and increase storage of carbon in their soil and trees. The conservation funding is on top of otherwise available program funds, and the voluntary, incentive-based approach is targeted to support climate-smart agriculture mitigation and help producers build resilience in their operations.

Learn more about USDA and the Inflation Reduction Act.