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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.



Carbon Farming in Illinois - Factsheet

An updated version is in development. This guide, developed by the ISAP Science Advisory Committee on 9/23/2020, serves to introduce farmers to financial opportunities available for implementing practices that reduce greenhouse gas emissions, summarizing minimum requirements and payments from traditional financial assistance programs side-by-side with market-based approaches.


For more information on the work AFT and ISAP Science Advisory Committee is doing to highlight ways Illinois’ agriculture lands can contribute to natural solutions to climate change, check out this Illinois Farm Families video that briefly our position alongside a local farmer’s perspective.