ASPB Signs in Support of ARACI Act

In late September, ASPB joined a diverse group of organizations representing state, research, scientific, and private industry interests to sign a letter urging support for the Advancing Research on Agricultural Climate Impacts (ARACI) Act as part of the 2023 Farm Bill. This bipartisan legislation, introduced by Senators Tina Smith (D-MN) and Todd Young (R-IN), and Representatives Eric Sorensen (D-IL-17) and Mike Lawler (R-NY-17), supports farmers and combats extreme weather by better tracking farmers’ conservation efforts.

“The ARACI Act addresses vital research needs, establishes standardized methods for soil carbon measurement, and codifies a national Soil Carbon Inventory and Analysis Network to enable long-term and continuous soil carbon monitoring,” the letter reads. The letter highlights the ability to scale soil carbon measurement, monitoring, reporting, and verification (MMRV) across the nation as a key step to developing federal strategies that will ultimately empower farmers and ranchers to make informed land management decisions, and showcase their contributions to carbon sequestration.”

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