In rare bipartisan move, Senate approves bill to help farmers profit on climate action


The Senate overwhelmingly passed a bill on Thursday to help shore up private carbon agriculture and forestry markets. The vote was 92-8.

The bill — a rare example of bipartisan action on climate — asks the Agriculture Department to create a certification program to help farmers, ranchers and foresters navigate a growing array of private-sector programs that allow landowners to make money by selling carbon credits. Farmers and foresters can generate the credits by changing their operations

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