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