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Climate Beneficial Fiber Partnership: Introduction for Producers

The Climate Beneficial Fiber Partnership is working with wool, alpaca, and cotton growers – primarily in nine states – to accelerate the adoption of conservation-agriculture practices that benefit the climate, strengthen on-farm resilience, and build regional fiber systems.

The partnership team will provide enrolled producers with technical assistance and $18 million in direct incentive payments to write and implement whole-farm Carbon Farm Plans on fiber producing landscapes.

Producers are then eligible to enroll in Fibershed’s Climate Beneficial™ Verified Fiber program network and connected with designers and markets that value ecosystem services.

This project has been made possible through USDA’s ground-breaking investment in Partnership for Climate-Smart Commodities. The Climate Beneficial Fiber Partnership team consists of six partner organizations: Carbon Cycle Institute, Colorado State University, Fibershed, National Center for Appropriate Technology, New York Textile Lab, and Seed2Shirt.

This material is based upon work supported by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, under agreement number NR233A750004G021.Any opinions, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this publication are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the U.S.

Department of Agriculture. In addition, any reference to specific brands or types of products or services does not constitute or imply an endorsement by the U.S. Department of Agriculture for those products or services.

00:00 – Program Introduction
00:12:28 – Carbon Farm Planning
00:56:40 – Process
01:11:10 — Wool Markets and Climate Beneficial Verified