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Farmers Are Warming Up To The Fight Against Climate Change

NPRs Dan Charles writes that farmers are warming up to the fight against climate change.

The C3 Take
  • Farmers, who are America’s greatest conservationists, are taking their impact on the earth seriously.
  • The newly formed Food and Agriculture Climate Alliance is bringing together agriculture lobby groups like the Farm Bureau and advocacy groups such as the Environmental Defense Fund to find ways for farmers to lower their emissions.

“The new alliance is proposing initiatives that would make it easier for farmers to make climate-friendly changes on their farms. The proposals include everything from installing anaerobic digesters that capture the greenhouse gas methane from cow manure to building healthier, carbon-rich soil, absorbing carbon from the air in the process, and expanding forest land.”

“Farmers would be compensated for taking these steps, either directly by the government or by corporations that seek to offset, or cancel out, their own emissions.”

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