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What Do Farmers Need to Know About Climate Change? Diversified Crop Rotation

2017-05-15 21:55:26| National Farmers Union

By Tom Driscoll, Director of NFU Foundation and Conservation Policy Last week, the Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS) published a study, Rotating Crops, Turning Profits: How Diversified Farming Systems Can Help Farmers While Protecting Soil and Preventing Pollution. It focuses on the environmental benefits, including reduced greenhouse gas emissions and increased soil organic matter, of […]

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What Can Farmers Do About Climate Change? Rotational Grazing

2017-05-08 18:20:48| National Farmers Union

By Hannah Packman, NFU Communications Coordinator Last month on the Climate Column, we introduced the idea of prescribed grazing, a conservation practice in which the frequency and intensity of grazing, as well as the density and placement of livestock, are regulated with a specific goal in mind. Prescribed grazing can be carried out in a […]

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What Do Farmers Need To Know About Climate Change? Conservation Planning

2017-05-01 19:37:58| National Farmers Union

Tom Driscoll, Director of NFU Foundation and Conservation Policy Over the past several months, the Climate Column has featured many conservation practices, like installing filter strips or planting cover crops, that help mitigate climate change and build an operation’s climate resilience. For many producers, it may not be immediately clear which practices would be most beneficial for their operations. […]

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What Can Farmers Do About Climate Change? Soil Health Champions Network

2017-04-24 18:54:26| National Farmers Union

By Beth Mason, NACD North Central Region Representative  In 2014, the National Association of Conservation Districts (NACD) began a three-year project to increase the adoption of soil health practices across the United States. The project consists of two initiatives one focused on quantifying the monetary benefits of using soil health practices, and the other on […]

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What Do Farmers Need to Know About Climate Change? Agricultural Conservation Easement Program

2017-04-17 19:23:19| National Farmers Union

By Tom Driscoll, Director of Conservation Policy and NFU Foundation As discussed in previous Climate Column articles, specific practices, like no-till farming and planting cover crops, allow farmers to mitigate and adapt to climate change. However, in many instances, simply keeping land in production will secure important climate benefits. The Natural Resources Conservation Services (NRCS) Agricultural […]

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