ASTA Weighs in on USDA Climate-Smart Ag Strategy

  • On May 5, 2021

On April 29, ASTA submitted comments in response to USDA’s request for public comment on a climate-smart agriculture and forestry strategy. ASTA’s comments focused on the crucial role of plant breeding innovation and variety development in addressing climate change and creating new economic opportunities along the agriculture and food value chain.

“Public-private sector collaboration in the research and development of new and improved plant varieties is critical to advancing climate-smart agricultural and forestry practices,” said ASTA President & CEO Andy LaVigne. “Appropriate policies can incentivize investments in plant breeding innovation, creating new jobs and market opportunities, and boosting sustainability along the entire food value chain.”

For more information, read ASTA’s press release.