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Increasing atmospheric concentrations of greenhouse gases (GHGs) such as carbon dioxide, methane, and nitrous oxide cause changes in temperature and climate. Environmental markets for carbon and GHG can provide funding for conservation practices that decrease carbon dioxide or other GHG emissions.

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Climate Change Program Office
The Climate Change Program Office (CCPO) coordinates USDA’s responses to climate change, focusing on implications of climate change on agriculture, forests, grazing lands, and rural communities.  


The Climate Change Resource Center
The Climate Change Resource Center (CCRC) is a web-based, national resource that connects land managers and decision makers with useable science to address climate change in planning and application

The Role of Agriculture in Reducing Greenhouse Gasses
This economic brief describes how agriculture could play a prominent role in U.S. efforts to address climate change if farms and ranches undertake activities that reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions or take greenhouse gases out of the atmosphere.
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