Jamie Burr brings 20+ years experience to help the pork industry meet sustainability goals in his new role as the Chief Sustainability Officer.
Advancing U.S. Pork Sustainability Grant
The Advancing U.S. Pork Sustainability grant is a new opportunity for farmers in Iowa, Minnesota and Missouri to receive technical support and incentives for adopting climate-smart agriculture practices.
Grant Supports Climate-Smart, On-Farm Practices
The five-year, $35 million grant program is administered by the National Pork Board (NPB) and six collaborating organizations through USDA’s Partnership for Climate-Smart Commodities program.
The grant program will provide technical assistance and financial incentives for the adoption of the following practices:
- cover crops
- livestock integration (in cover crops)
- conservation tillage (no till)
- manure management
- edge-of-field and perennial grass buffers
- in-barn LED lighting
How It Works In 5 Steps
1. Eligible producers in Iowa, Minnesota and Missouri sign up for a Pork Cares Farm Impact Report.
2. Producers work with NPB’s trusted partner, Sustainable Environmental Consultants (SEC) to complete their report. An SEC technician — such as an agronomist and livestock specialist — will assist in collecting the on-farm data needed for the report.
3. Producers decide on an implementation plan for climate-smart agriculture (CSA) practices on their farm.
5. SEC captures data regarding impact of CSA practices through the Pork Cares Farm Impact Reports (all data remains with the producer and is kept secure).
Request a Pork Cares Farm Impact Report for your farm to get started.