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NOAA Illinois State Climate Summary

The 2022 versions of NOAA State Climate Summaries represent a new and improved summary for each state that provides more up-to-date information on observed changes in climate, including both long-term trends and extreme weather events relevant to that state.

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AFT’s CaRPE Tool

The Carbon Reduction Potential Evaluation Tool™, or CaRPE Tool, is a web-based interactive tool that allows users to quickly visualize and quantify greenhouse gas, or GHG, emission reductions resulting from the implementation of a suite of cropland and grazing land conservation management practices.​

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AFT Combatting Climate Change on US Cropland

This report focuses on the significant potential of no-till and cover crop practices to increase soil carbon sequestration and reduce nitrous oxide (N2O) emissions for a net reduction in GHG emissions. This report summarizes the current state of the science surrounding these practices and their impact on SOC and GHG emissions, including important limitations of our current understanding. Additionally, the authors outline an achievable path toward harnessing the sequestration potential of U.S. soils.

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Ecosystem Market Webinar Series

ISAP led a partnership comprised of organizations from Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Ohio, and Wisconsin to host these webinars and develop informational materials designed to engage farmers and farm advisors in the exploration of ecosystem market opportunities.

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ISAP’s Carbon Farming Opportunities in Illinois Fact Sheet

With over 23 million acres of cropland available for the implementation of practices capable of increasing soil carbon and storage such as planting cover crops and reducing tillage, the opportunity for Illinois farmers to offer immediate, scalable solutions to climate change is immense. This fact sheet, developed by the ISAP Science Advisory Committee in September 2020, serves to introduce farmers to carbon-related financial opportunities.

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AFT – Ifft Yorkshire’s Farm Economic Case Study

To provide the eocnomic evidence that soil health practices work, AFT estimated the net economic and environmental improvements experienced by farmers who have adopted several soil health practices, including: no-till or strip-till, cover crops, nutrient management, conservation cover, compost application, and mulching.

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AFT – Thorndyke Farms Economic Case Study

To provide the eocnomic evidence that soil health practices work, AFT estimated the net economic and environmental improvements experienced by farmers who have adopted several soil health practices, including: no-till or strip-till, cover crops, nutrient management, conservation cover, compost application, and mulching.

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Illinois Natural Resources Conservation Service Local Contact

The Natural Resources Conservation Service provides resources to farmers and landowners to aid them with conservation. Use this map to find contact information for your local NRCS agent.

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Practical Farmers of Iowa

Practical Farmers of Iowa’s mission is to equip farmers to build resilient farms and communities. In all our gathering spaces, we strive for an environment where everyone – farmers of all types and philosophies, members, employees, volunteers, partners and guests – feels valued, heard, represented and respected.

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Conservation Drainage Network

The Conservation Drainage Network is a national partnership with the goal of improving drainage practices to meet future demands of crop production while reducing adverse environmental impacts of drainage.

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