Congressman Scott Peters

Representing the 52nd District of California

Reduce Agriculture Emissions

Reduce Agriculture Emissions

The agriculture sector contributes approximately 10 percent of total U.S. GHG emissions. Methane emissions from livestock, and certain soil and manure management practices are among some of the most potent sources of direct emissions from these agricultural activities. Improving these practices and establishing programs for robust carbon offsetting projects will be powerful market-based tools to significantly reduce emissions.