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SEC Applauds USDA ‘Climate-Smart’ Pilot Projects

February 23, 2022

WEST DES MOINES, Iowa Feb. 23, 2022 – Sustainable Environmental Consultants (SEC), a sustainability verification provider for agriculture systems, applauds the Department of Agriculture’s dedication of $1 billion in support of measured and verified “climate-smart” pilot projects.

These projects focus on the on-farm/on-ranch practices which are associated with greenhouse gas emissions and/or carbon sequestration including but not limited to: cover crops, reduced or no till management, manure management and nutrient management.

“As a true third-party provider, our team has been dedicated to providing science-based measurement and verification practices for on-farm practices since 2008,” said Scott Packard, CEO, Sustainable Environmental Consultants. “Sustainable practices should be tied to measurable data and we’re happy to provide the solution.”

Sustainable Environmental Consultants looks forward to helping public and private entities meet the required quantification, monitoring, reporting and verification of climate results necessary to participate in the climate-smart commodities program.

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About Sustainable Environmental Consultants

Established in 2008, Sustainable Environmental Consultants is part of the Wright Service Corp. employee-owned family of companies. Since its inception, SEC has endeavored to be a leader in providing innovative solutions to better the planet through sustainability risk management, third-party data reporting and verification, and agricultural compliance and engineering. We provide a full range of environmental services needed by food companies and their agriculture supply systems. To learn more, visit