How farmers could be the new climate warriors: Agricultural carbon credits

How farmers could be the new climate warriors: Agricultural carbon credits

Farms are responsible for about 13 percent of greenhouse gas emissions globally—but there’s an untapped opportunity offered by crop systems as a means to sequester carbon. Environmental advocates have all but given up on their long-cherished goal of a federally-mandated cap-and-trade program to rein in carbon emissions, given the present state of gridlock on Capitol Hill. But amid protracted hemming and hawingover how such a system would stack up against carbon taxes or other broad…

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