Presented by The Council on Food, Agricultural & Resource Economics
Agriculture is unique among most sectors in the economy, as agriculture’s mitigation potential from both an enhancement of removals of greenhouse gases (GHG) and reduction of emissions through management of land is significant. Agriculture provides food for humans, fiber, livelihoods for billions of people worldwide and is a critical resource for sustainable development in many regions. However, agriculture also provides many ecosystem services and opportunities for climate change mitigation.
Thus, promoting “climate-smart” agricultural practices on U.S. farms and ranches is a high policy priority. However, farmers and ranchers have confronted market barriers that have prevented markets for these practices from attaining scale historically. C-FARE will host a panel titled Carbon Sequestration and Agriculture: Incentives, Practices, and Policies on March 18th at 12 PM ET to discuss the challenges, solutions, and plausible paths forward.
C-FARE has assembled a panel of three experts to discuss their work, which will be preceded by William Hohenstein, the Director of USDA’s Office of Energy and Environmental Policy (OEEP). The director will put the challenges in perspective, where the panelists will dwell on various topics and suggest plausible solutions and paths forward.
When: March 18th at 12 PM ET
William Hohenstein is the Director of USDA’s Office of Energy and Environmental Policy (OEEP), within the Office of the Chief Economist. OEEP serves as a focal point for the Department’s energy, environmental markets, and climate change activities.
Madhu Khanna is the ACES Distinguished Professor of Environmental Economics in the Department of Agricultural and Consumer Economics and Associate Director of the Institute for Sustainability, Energy, and Environment, at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
Roderick “Rod” M. Rejesus is a Professor and Extension Specialist in the Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics at North Carolina State University. Dr. Rejesus has an active research and extension program that focuses on applied production economics.
Maria Bowman is an Economist and Conservation Liaison at USDA’s Economic Research Service. She studies the economic and environmental impacts of conservation and soil health management in U.S. agriculture, including the costs and benefits of cover crop use for farmers and for society.
This panel will feature moderation by Gal Hochman, C-FARE’s Board member and professor at Rutgers University.
Join us for Carbon Sequestration and Agriculture: Incentives, Practices, and Policies on March 18th at 12 pm (ET).