Here Are The Ag Organizations Receiving USDA Climate Smart Grants


USDA is investing up to $2.8 billion in 70 selected projects under the first Partnerships for Climate-Smart Commodities funding pool, which includes proposals seeking funds ranging from $5 million to $100 million. Details on individual projects are provided below.

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Funding Ceilings from $70M-$95M

1. Midwest Climate-Smart Commodity Program
Lead Partner: Iowa Soybean Association
Approximate Funding Ceiling: $95,000,000

2. Climate SMART (Scaling Mechanisms for Agriculture’s Regenerative Transformation)
Lead Partner: Truterra, LLC
Approximate Funding Ceiling: $90,000,000

3. ADM and Partners’ Climate-Smart Solutions
Leading Partner: Archer-Daniels-Midland Company
Approximate Funding Ceiling: $90,000,000

4. U.S. Climate-Smart Cotton Program
Lead Partner: US Cotton Trust Protocol
Approximate Funding Ceiling: $90,000,000

5. Rice Stewardship Partnership for Climate-Smart Commodities
Lead Partner: USA Rice Federation, Inc
Approximate Funding Ceiling: $80,000,000

6. The Climate-Smart Agriculture Innovative Finance Initiative
Lead Partner: Field to Market
Approximate Funding Ceiling: $70,000,000

7. National Sorghum Producers Partnerships for Climate-Smart Commodities Project
Lead Partner: National Sorghum Producers Association
Approximate Funding Ceiling: $65,000,000

8. Tyson Foods, Inc. Climate-Smart Commodities Project
Lead Partner: Tyson Foods, Inc
Approximate Funding Ceiling: $60,000,000

Projects with Approximate Funding Ceilings from $25M-$45M

9. Scaling Methane Emissions Reductions and Soil Carbon Sequestration – A Value-Added Commodities Approach for United States Dairy
Lead Partner: Dairy Farmers of America, Inc.
Approximate Funding Ceiling: $45,000,000

10. Incentivizing Climate-Smart Growing Practices, Expanding Climate-Smart Markets and Developing Brand Awareness
Lead Partner: The DeLong Co., Inc
Approximate Funding Ceiling: $40,000,000

11. Connected Ag Climate-Smart Commodities Pilot Project
Lead Partner: Farm Journal, Inc
Approximate Funding Ceiling: $40,000,000

12. Climate-Smart Specialty Grains and Oilseeds: Covering America from Coast to Coast
Lead Partner: Millborn Seeds, Inc.
Approximate Funding Ceiling: $35,000,000

13. Producer Led Collaborative Effort to Fundamentally Transition the U.S. Beef Supply Chain to Carbon Neutral
Lead Partner: American Farmland Trust
Approximate Funding Ceiling: $30,000,000

Projects with Approximate Funding Ceilings from $5M-$20M

14. National Pork Board’s Advancing U.S. Pork Sustainability and Market Value Proposal
Lead Partner: National Pork Board
Approximate Funding Ceiling: $20,000,000