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Can We Talk About Climate Change? Here is What We Agree On

As someone who has now clocked over thirty years of working with farmers and ranchers (and agriculture organizations) on multiple natural resource issues and policies, I can tell you from my experience that people’s opinions on climate change seem to break down roughly into one of four categories.
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Clay Pope
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Do You Have a Wildfire Plan? You Need One

Large swaths of the Southern Plains are facing increasingly dry conditions, coming in on the heels of an extended growing season that included late July/early August rains. Clay Pope says now’s the time to be thinking about a plan to protect your farm and ranch from wildfire.
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Clay Pope

Soil Health ‘Bundled Benefits’ are Getting More Attention

Clay Pope shares some studies that show how soil health practices implemented in priority watersheds can result in improvements in water quality while also reducing greenhouse gases. Pope also shares a new tool from American Farmland Trust that can help folks involved in conservation work more easily identify how much of a positive impact soil health practices are having in helping mitigate climate change.
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How Eco-Friendly is Organic Farming and is There Another Way?

Grocery shoppers who feel that buying organic is the be-all and end-all for sustainability are missing a bigger picture, according to guest blogger Steve Groff. Any kind of growing method involves a degree of compromise, including organic agriculture. To produce food at a price that people can afford, farmers often must decide what will do the least harm as they await better innovations.
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