Sources and Sinks in U.S. Agriculture and Forests

Sources and Sinks in U.S. Agriculture and Forests

Chart shows annual average greenhouse gas emissions from land use including livestock and crop production, but does not include fossil fuels used in agricultural production. Forests are a significant “sink” that absorbs carbon dioxide from the atmosphere. All values shown are for 2008, except wetlands, which are shown for 2003. (Pacala et al. 2007;385bda86-7b42-4264-9673-280ac0091528 USDA 20118e71f863-8c83-4786-900c-ad8c8c252b30).

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Ecosystems & Biodiversity, Carbon Cycle, Agriculture & Food