Grist interviews Schattman on USDA climate funding

Grist interviewed University of Maine assistant professor of sustainable agriculture and cooperating faculty in anthropology Rachel Schattman on whether the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s funding for “climate-smart” farming is actually helping. Schattman supports the funding and said it has created new opportunities for farmers, whose climate-friendly practices can differ depending on location. Even if practices don’t enhance the environment as intended by the USDA, Schattman said continued funding can help move it in the right direction. The report from Grist was also shared by eDairyNews.