USDA Launches First Phase of Soil Carbon Monitoring Efforts

  • On October 20, 2021

On October 12, USDA launched the first phase of its soil carbon monitoring efforts through its Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) initiative. USDA partners will conduct soil carbon sampling on three categories of CRP practice types: perennial grass, trees, and wetlands. The initiative includes a $10 million investment which aims to sample, measure and monitor soil carbon on CRP acres to better quantify the climate outcomes of the program.