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National Program 212: Climate Change, Soils, and Emissions and
NP214: Agricultural & Industrial Byproducts


The goal of National Program (NP) 212 - Soil and Air, is to expand, maintain, enhance, and protect soil resources essential for U.S. agricultural production as well as to optimize the management of crop nutrients and greenhouse gas emissions (GHG) from agricultural soils and byproducts, and explore options for production management in the face of global climate change. 


The National Program 212 research outlined in this Action Plan has been expanded to include the projects from the former National Program 214, Agricultural and Industrial Byproducts.  The merger of these two National Programs will offer improved efficiency in use of available resources and stronger multidisciplinary cooperation for an improved, holistic approach by bringing together scientists from a wide variety of research fields into one stronger soil and air program. 

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Action Plan 2016-2020


NP 212 (Climate Change, Soils, and Emissions) Action Plan 2010-2015

Last Modified: 9/23/2015