Farmers may soon have access to funding that could help combat climate change if the 2023 Farm Bill passes in the United States. This bill, renewed every five years, is a critical part of U.S.

agricultural policy, with the potential to allocate millions of dollars to climate-smart farming practices.

Agriculture contributes to 10% of U.S. greenhouse gas emissions, making the Farm Bill an essential tool in the fight against climate change.

Proposed changes could encourage practices such as crop rotation, soil preservation, and improved animal feeding to reduce emissions. However, challenges exist, including debates over fund allocation and uncertainties about passing the bill amid Congressional dysfunction and upcoming elections. The Farm Bill, initiated in 1933, is a significant piece of legislation supporting farmers and shaping agricultural policy. Photo by Ellie Van Houtte from Washington, DC, USA, Wikimedia commons.