On Monday, U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Secretary, Tom Vilsack, announced a goal of doubling the country's cover crop plantings to 30 million acres by 2030 under various USDA climate smart programs. In particular, the USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service is planning to invest $38 million in 11 states, including California, to encourage the planting of cover crops to help sequester carbon in soil to reduce the climate impact of farming.