The Food and Agriculture Climate Alliance (FACA) commends the inclusion of the Growing Climate Solutions Act and SUSTAINS Act, two critical pieces of legislation that will support the agriculture and forestry sectors’ work to advance climate solutions, in the FY23 omnibus appropriations legislation.

FACA sincerely appreciates the work of Senate Agriculture Committee Chairwoman Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) and Ranking Member John Boozman (R-AR), House Agriculture Chairman David Scott (D-GA), and Ranking Member GT Thompson (R-PA) along with Senator Mike Braun (R-IN) and Representatives Abigail Spanberger (D-VA) and Don Bacon (R-NE) for their efforts to reach a bipartisan agreement on both pieces of legislation.

The Growing Climate Solutions Act is a critical step forward to accelerate voluntary carbon markets. The bill will ensure producers looking to explore these voluntary opportunities are met with resources at USDA. The SUSTAINS Act will facilitate private sector contributions to further support and bolster USDA conservation programs.