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Missouri Farms Hold Big Potential as Carbon Storehouse

Posted on Wednesday, August 8th, 2018 by

Agriculture is vital to the state of Missouri. In 2016, Missouri agriculture, forestry and related industries put nearly 400,000 people to work and contributed more than $88 billion to the economy. But this critical sector is under threat, in part due to the increase in extreme weather events powered by a warming planet. Data from […]

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Carbon Farming Works. Can It Scale up in Time to Make a Difference?

Posted on Friday, July 27th, 2018 by

Lani Estill is serious about wool. And not just in a knitting-people-sweaters kind of way. Estill and her husband John own thousands of sweeping acres in the northwest corner of California, where they graze cattle and Rambouillet sheep, a cousin of the Merino with exceptionally soft, elastic wool. “Ninety percent of our income from […]

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The farm that grows climate solutions

Posted on Wednesday, July 25th, 2018 by

High in the mountains of Veracruz, Mexico, a small cooperative is “farming carbon” — practicing agriculture in a way that fights climate change while simultaneously meeting human needs. Although these practices are used by millions of people around the world in some way, people in Western nations are largely unfamiliar with them, and there is […]

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California is turning farms into carbon-sucking factories

Posted on Tuesday, May 15th, 2018 by

In a grand experiment, California switched on a fleet of high-tech greenhouse gas removal machines last month. Funded by the state’s cap-and-trade program, they’re designed to reverse climate change by sucking carbon dioxide out of the atmosphere. These wonderfully complex machines are more high-tech than anything humans have designed. They’re called plants. Seriously, though: Plants breathe in […]

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Can Dirt Save the Earth?

Posted on Thursday, April 19th, 2018 by

When John Wick and his wife, Peggy Rathmann, bought their ranch in Marin County, Calif., in 1998, it was mostly because they needed more space. Rathmann is an acclaimed children’s book author — “Officer Buckle and Gloria” won a Caldecott Medal in 1996 — and their apartment in San Francisco had become cluttered with her […]

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6 States Tapping Into the Benefits of Carbon Farming

Posted on Wednesday, August 30th, 2017 by

A handful of states around the country have begun to recognize the importance of carbon farming as an expedient tool to fight climate change. What’s carbon farming? Eric Toensmeier, author of The Carbon Farming Solution, describes it as “a suite of crops and agricultural practices that sequester carbon in the soil and in perennial vegetation like trees.” If carbon […]

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One Hundred Thousand Beating Hearts

Posted on Tuesday, August 9th, 2016 by

Excellent Carbon Farming short film from Project Drawdown board member Peter Byck Newest short film in the Carbon Nation: Soil Carbon Cowboys series. Will Harris, owner of White Oak Pastures, tells us his evolution from industrial to regenerative farmer. Date: 2016-08-09

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“Grass, Soil, Hope.”

Posted on Wednesday, May 18th, 2016 by

When Gabe Brown and his wife bought their farm near Bismarck, North Dakota, from her parents in 1991, testing found the soil badly depleted, its carbon down to just a quarter of levels once considered natural in the area. Today the Brown farm and ranch is home to a diverse and thriving mix of plants […]

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How Carbon Farming Could Reverse Climate Change

Posted on Thursday, March 24th, 2016 by

Eric Toensmeier’s new book explores carbon sequestration through carbon farming as a way to cool a warming planet. As the climate crisis heats up, agriculture is in the hot seat, not only as a contributor to climate change, but also as a potential solution. Eric Toensmeier has spent the last several years tracking both. […]

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Nation’s First Regenerative Farm Certification Bill Introduced in Vermont

Posted on Wednesday, February 10th, 2016 by

Kiss the Ground and Regeneration International announced today support for Vermont’s Senate Bill 159, a bill that would introduce a state-level certification program under which farmers could have their land and farming methods certified by the state as regenerative. The bill, introduced by Sen. Brian Campion (of Bennington, Bennington County), was first written by Jesse […]

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