Source: Ohio State University, News-Gazette, Des Moines Register
Eleven institutions have been awarded a $20 million grant from the USDA's National Institute of Food and Agriculture to keep Midwest corn-based cropping systems resilient in the face of future climate uncertainties.
The still-germinating carbon credits market favors no-tillers, who ought to get on board early to make the most of the long-term financial rewards. That’s the advice from Mark Wilson, president of Land Stewards, a Columbus, Ohio-based consulting firm hired by the non-profit Ohio No-Till Council to study the subject.
For several years, there's been talk in western Canada about offering tax credits to no-till farmers who store additional carbon in the soil. A few years back, Canadian utility companies saw the concept as a way to offset huge penalties for atmospheric emissions from coal-powered electric plants.
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