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How Ag Can Reduce Greenhouse Gasses

The American Society of Agronomy, the Crop Science Society of America, and the Soil Science Society of America published a report titled “Agriculture’s Role in Greenhouse Gas Emissions and Capture.” The report highlights five ways to reduce emissions or increase capture of greenhouse gasses in agriculture.
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Cap-And-Trade Favors No-Till

While passage last summer of the American Clean Energy and Security Act by the House of Representatives calls for establishing a cap-and-trade program to limit greenhouse gases, it’s expected to have a serious financial impact for farmers. However, the financial penalties will be much lower for continuous no-tillers.
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Study Requested For Cap-And-Trade Effects

North Dakota Agriculture Commissioner Doug Goehring has commissioned a broad-based study of the possible economic consequences to the state’s farmers if a national carbon cap-and-trade policy is implemented as part of the climate change legislation now working its way through Congress.
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European News Is Discouraging For No-Till Carbon Sinks

With government officials from the European Union objecting to the use of no-till and forest land as no-till carbon sinks, the U.S. recently made concessions in this area for reducing carbon dioxide losses into the atmosphere. This action took place during a recent meeting of worldwide government officials seeking approval of the international Kyoto Protocol treaty to curb climate change.
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