Tell the USDA: We want a climate policy that works for producers!

Sign a letter of support for our pilot proposal! We are collecting comments until April 29, 2022.

We’re preparing a grant proposal asking the USDA to support a RIPE100 pilot program. This is an exciting first step in making this policy — which would provide a reasonable return for conservation efforts and be accessible to all producers — a reality.

Help shake up the status quo and advance the RIPE100 policy! Fill out the form below to add your name to our letter of support. We’ll send it to the USDA with our proposal.

Thank you for helping to build a climate policy that will benefit all producers and the public!

Your Comment to the USDA

Subject: Fund the RIPE Partnership pilot program

Message:
As an agricultural producer, I strongly support the application of the “Rural Investment to Protect our Environment (RIPE) Partnership: Supporting Agricultural Producers at All Scales to Deliver Productivity, Market Opportunities, and Enhanced Soil, Water and Climate Benefits” to the USDA.

The pilot project will enable producers to be fairly compensated for voluntary conservation practices — such as no-till, reduced-till, cover crops and nutrient management plans — that deliver significant public benefits. These contributions include reduced greenhouse gas emissions, soil health, cleaner water and air, water conservation, and greater biodiversity. 

Additionally, the pilot will develop USDA recommendations to help support producers moving forward with the RIPE100 program. 

For these reasons, I hope you will fund this worthwhile project that invests in rural communities and supports producers delivering Climate-Smart Commodities.

Sincerely,

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