Report Highlights Ways to Reduce Emissions from U.S. Agriculture

A new report commissioned by the Walton Family Foundation, titled U.S. Agriculture and the Net-Zero Challenge, explores 24 practices and technologies that can reduce net emissions from U.S. agriculture across three categories: how we grow, what and how we eat, and how we use land. The report indicates that with concerted and coordinated effort by key actors across the agri-food value chain – including policymakers, researchers, companies, farmer and ranchers, and consumers, we could achieve a 50% or more reduction in net emissions by 2050 while also improving livelihoods and the resiliency of our agri-food system. The Walton Family Foundation notes that much of the “how we grow” category includes practices that we have known are good for soil health and the environment for the last 50 years, including cover-cropping, no-till farming, and other sustainable farming practices that protect soil and water.