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Farmers’ new fixes

Torey Van Oot of Axios writes about how farmers are responding to climate change.

The C3 Take
  • Farmers are turning to regenerative agriculture practices as many feel the impacts of high capital costs and climate change.
  • Farmers in Minnesota are planting cover crops after their harvests to improve soil health and future crop yields.
  • Innovative precision ag companies are also coming online, promising to improve yields while decreasing the use of synthetic fertilizers.
  • Durable climate solutions should be innovative and empower our farmers and ranchers.

“These changes are largely focused on long-term sustainability. But Schwagerl, who serves as vice president of the Minnesota Farmers Union, says cover crops proved their worth ‘pretty darn quickly.’ Within a year of planting, the soil ‘looks better and we get a little bump in our yield’ for her regular grains.”

Read the full article here.

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