USDA to Announce Completion of a Partnership Effort to Mitigate Greenhouse Gases

WASHINGTON, Nov. 14, 2014 — On MONDAY, USDA’s Under Secretary of Natural Resources and Environment Robert Bonnie, U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow, Greg Martin, Executive Director for Global Public Policy, General Motors and several conservation partners will host a press conference to announce the completion of the first-of-its kind purchase of verified carbon credits generated on working ranch lands by Chevrolet.

At the press conference, participants will discuss how the carbon credit purchase program will create revenue for farmers while reducing carbon emissions. USDA officials will discuss how Conservation Innovation Grants are used to help develop the methodology to measure carbon stored in soil.

Monday, Nov. 17, 2014
11:30 a.m. EST

WHAT: Announcement of the sale of carbon credits generated on working ranch lands by Chevrolet.

WHERE: Room 108-A, Whitten Building, 1400 Independence Ave., SW
Washington, D.C. 20250

WHO: Robert Bonnie, Under Secretary for Natural Resources and Environment, USDA
U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow, Michigan
Greg Martin, Executive Director for Global Public Policy, General Motors
John Tomke, Ducks Unlimited
Paul Schmidt, Ducks Unlimited
Sean Penrith, Executive Director, The Climate Trust

Note: Reporters must have a valid, government-issued photo identification to enter the Whitten Building. Reporters are asked to RSVP with Justin Fritscher by Friday, Nov. 14 by calling (202) 375-0871 or emailing justin.fritscher@wdc.usda.gov.

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