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Fiscal Year: 2021

37  Texas A&M University-Kingsville  (84331)

Principal Investigator: Sawyer, J.

Total Amount of Contract, Award, or Gift (Annual before 2011): $ 10,000

Exceeds $250,000 (Is it flagged?): No

Start and End Dates: 11/1/20 - 5/1/21

Restricted Research: YES

Academic Discipline: King Ranch Institute for Ranch Management

Department, Center, School, or Institute: Agricultural Sciences

Title of Contract, Award, or Gift: Analysis of Assumptions and Contributions for the U.S. Beef Cattle Industry to Reach Carbon Positivity

Name of Granting or Contracting Agency/Entity: National Cattlemen's Beef Association (NCBA)

Program Title: none


SAMS 1.1.1 In the development of goals specific to beef’s carbon footprint, the industry seeks to find ways to become carbon positive (i.e. become a net “sink”). To better understand contributions and necessary steps that must be taken, NCBA has commissioned Texas A&M University-Kingsville to analyze a suite of goals to determine the steps and technology gaps that may exist to reach carbon neutrality and eventually climate positivity. The objective of this briefing document is to identify sources and sinks of beef’s carbon footprint, reasonable reductions in emissions the industry can strive toward, and reasonable increases in offsets or sequestration the industry can strive to develop.

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