In addition to the USDA investing in a more sustainable future, data showed farmers around the globe continued to make sustainability and conservation practices a priority in 2022. Carbon capture and storage (CCS) efforts, such as no-till and cover crops, have been on the rise. This past year, the use of cover crops reached an all-time high. The Ag Economy Barometer reported 57% of its respondents used cover crops on at least some of their land, up from 52% in 2021. Satellite data also confirmed that over the course of the past decade, farmers growing corn and soybeans in the U.S. Midwest increased their adoption of cover cropping fourfold.