Union of Concerned Scientists News Release
Voters across the political spectrum in five heavily agricultural states—including three states that may determine who wins the 2020 presidential election—see extreme weather, such as droughts and floods, as a significant threat to farming. Moreover, majorities in each state say they would be more likely to back a 2020 presidential candidate who proposes ways to help farmers and communities cope by building healthy, living soil. That’s according to a new poll conducted by Iowa-based RABA Research on behalf of the Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS). Read more here.
Infographic: University of Nebraska-Lincoln
- USDA Announces Awards to Put Conservation Innovation to Work on U.S. Farms, USDA News Release
- 2019 On-Farm Trials Award Recipients Include Nebraska
- Farm practices could be a way to reduce impact of heavy rains, UNL researcher says, Omaha World-Herald.
- Soil task force sets foundation for future operations, AgUpdate
- Soil matters more than you think, by Shauna Sadowski, GreenBiz
With 70 percent of sequestered carbon stored in lands directly influenced by agriculture, grazing or forest management, the food industry has a unique opportunity to tackle climate change through better soil management.
- How regenerative land and livestock management practices can sequester carbon, by Shauna Sadowski, GreenBiz. Developing a holistic, inclusive and outcomes-based approach to regenerative agriculture means inviting all types of farmers to the conversation and prioritizing impact measurements at the farm-level. We recognize that farmers are critical to advancing this work, and we want to do what we can to support them and advance their regenerative practices.
- RegeNErate Nebraska
- Regenerative Resource Guide
- Healthy Soils Task Force – Nebraska Department of Agriculture
- Natural Resources Conservation Service-Nebraska
- Nebraska Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources – CropWatch: Organic Farming in Nebraska
- Nebraska Sustainable Agriculture Society
LB 243 to create a Healthy Soils Task Force, was passed by the Nebraska Legislature on April 11, 2019 by a vote of 43 to 0 and signed by Governor Ricketts on April 18th.
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