The COVER Act, led by Senator Brown (D-OH) and Representative Sean Casten (D-IL), is a bipartisan bill that offers farmers a $5 per acre good stewardship discount on crop insurance if they plant cover crops to improve their soil health.
Preventing food waste is the highest impact solution among Project Drawdown's solutions to keep temperature rise to 2°C by 2100. We need significant acceleration to reach the national goal to reduce food loss and waste by 50 percent by 2030.
We need sweeping climate action—and we cannot afford to overlook our food system in that effort. With powerful legislation, sustained funding, and action from businesses, institutions, and consumers, we can do it.
Expert BlogUnited StatesLara Bryant, Matthew Kaplan
This announcement is a banner moment for regenerating soil health on our nation's farms, protecting the economic vitality of rural America, and helping American agriculture confront the growing climate crisis.
Expert BlogUnited StatesAllison Johnson, Matthew Kaplan
Congress is preparing to consider a historic $135 billion investment in agriculture to fight climate change and deliver resources to farmers and families in need of support, and we need this bold investment now.
Carbon and water storage? Nutrient transportation and communication pathways? Homes for biodiversity? All these services make soil health critical to an economically resilient food system, and we need to invest in rebuilding this precious natural resource.