Comments to USDA on Climate Solutions in Farming
April 29, 2021
As members of the National Organic Coalition (NOC) and Organic Trade Association (OTA), PCC supported comments from both organizations addressing the executive order on tackling climate change.
On January 27, 2021, President Biden issued an Executive Order on Tackling the Climate Crisis at Home and Abroad. This Executive Order laid out a series of actions for Federal Agencies to take regarding climate change mitigation and resilience, including directing the Secretary of Agriculture to collect stakeholder input on a climate-smart agriculture and forestry strategy. As part of that process, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) sought input from the public to ensure that relevant information would be considered.
Both NOC and OTA provided comments on implementing climate-smart agricultural programs and solutions, emphasizing the importance of leveraging the organic certification as an existing framework to support climate-friendly agricultural methods.
Read OTA’s full comments here.
Read NOC’s full comments here.