"conventional agricultural practices have stripped America’s soils of more than half of their original carbon content.
The alternative approach, which includes growing crops that absorb more carbon and planting without tilling the soil... could, in the best-case scenario, offset all agricultural emissions.
...Many growers already embrace these techniques, in part because they enrich the soil.
farmers “are also sequestering carbon, but nobody’s giving them credit.”
Very interesting point from that article about agricultural carbon sequestration:
"Russell thinks growers care about global warming in “far bigger numbers than past polling, research, and conventional wisdom recognize.”
But Russell acknowledges that many farmers are reluctant to champion a progressive talking point.
“When I have a private conversation with a farmer, they are generally not skeptical about human-caused climate change. They just know they can’t talk about it publicly,”"
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