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[Podcast] Barry Fisher, Soil Health, and the Future of Carbon

Soil consultant Barry Fisher knows soil. Fisher – a multi-decade veteran of the NRCS and regional manager of the service’s Soil Health Division – recently started a soil health consultancy following his retirement from government service.

For this No-Till Farmer podcast, brought to you by Yetter Farm Equipment, lead content editor Brian O’Connor talks with Barry about the tests, making a mess in the prestigious Galt House Hotel, and the future of carbon agriculture. Fisher says the level of carbon sequestration by crop plant root systems could rival levels stored by the Great Plains. Listen in to hear why he’s excited about the future of agriculture.


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Food for Thought: Is Carbon the ‘Crop’ of the Future?

An increasing awareness and concern about the environment, changes in government policy, America’s re-entry into the Paris Agreement and a robust demand for carbon offsets all point toward an appetite for a different type of agricultural crop — carbon. But many questions on the efficacy of carbon farming and its worth to the farmer are as yet unanswered, says Texas A&M AgriLife Extension.
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