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Carbon Farming Strategies – Dr. Emily Bruner

Every day, more and more articles pop up in my news feed highlighting carbon as a potential revenue source for farmers. I admit, as a soil scientist my feed may be a bit biased, but news about farming practices that store soil carbon are no longer limited to scientists or conservation-minded farmers, soil carbon has…
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Quantifying Economic and Environmental Benefits of Soil Health – American Farmland Trust

Farmers face increased erratic weather conditions while constantly trying to cut costs and improve profits all while responding to society’s call to reduce unintended water quality and climate issues associated with agriculture. American Farmland Trust found “soil health successful farmers,” and conducted benefit-cost analyses. American Farmland Trust used partial budget analysis to estimate the net…
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Tillage Benchmarks for Corn in Illinois

A recent University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign report posted to FarmdocDaily highlights the financial benefit of reducing tillage based on data gathered from the 300+ farmers enrolled in Illinois Corn Growers Precision Conservation Management Program. Read Full Report  
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CARBON FARMING IN ILLINOIS

CARBON FARMING IN ILLINOIS In celebration of climate week, ISAP is excited to announce a NEW fact sheet dedicated to carbon farming opportunities! Illinois has over 23 million acres of cropland suitable for adoption of practices capable of increasing soil carbon and storage such as planting cover crops and reducing tillage, presenting an exciting opportunity for Illinois farmers to offer immediate, scalable solutions…
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