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USDA Seeks Grower Input on Carbon Markets

Growers have until Nov. 1 to submit their comments to the federal agency.
The USDA is looking to create a set of pilot projects that provides incentives to implement climate smart conservation practices on working lands and to quantify and monitor the carbon and greenhouse gases associated with those practices. The pilot projects could even expand or develop new and additional markets.
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No-Till Works with Veggies

Bill Kerr, a vegetable specialist and breeder of a range of vegetables, has been no-tilling for 18 years and says he’s seen a range of benefits. Conservation practices can build soils up to a point where you can realize maximum yields, higher water-holding capacity, greater disease resistance, better eelworm control and better-tasting vegetables with longer shelf life. The No-Till Passport series is brought to you by Martin Industries.
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Carbon Value Questioned

Much of the research data over the past 20 years has suggested that switching from conventional tillage to no-till can sequester more soil-organic carbon. Yet there’s a growing concern among scientists that no-tilling corn and soybeans without cover crops, small grains and forages in the rotation may not be increasing soil organic-carbon stocks to earlier predicted levels.


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Carbon Sequestration In Biomass Crop Production

Findings at the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) are providing information about the soil carbon dynamics that play a crucial role in lifecycle assessments of bioenergy production. These studies at the Agricultural Research Service (ARS), USDA's chief intramural scientific research agency, support the USDA priority of developing new sources of bioenergy.


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