The Food and Agriculture Climate Alliance (FACA) congratulates the second group of organizations selected to receive funding through USDA’s Partnerships for Climate-Smart Commodities Program.

The projects announced today will provide meaningful opportunities for small and underserved producers to participate in innovative climate programs. One of FACA’s key tenets is ensuring federal climate programs offer equitable opportunities for all farmers, ranchers, and forest owners. We commend USDA for structuring the Partnerships for Climate-Smart Commodities Program in an inclusive manner consistent with our recommendations and core principles.

FACA supports a voluntary, incentive-based approach to advance the deployment of climate-smart practices on working lands. We look forward to working with USDA and Congress on future opportunities that share this vision.