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Carbon Markets Stand to Reward ‘No-Till’ Farmers. But Most Are Still Tilling the Soil

Civil Eats writes:

“As the adoption of no-till practices has spread widely across parts of the U.S. over the past few decades, the approach has been touted as an important means of storing carbon in soil—and a key solution to solving the climate crisis.

“But despite its recent growth in popularity, ‘no-till’ has no single, agreed-upon meaning. In fact, the phrase is often a misnomer. Most no-till farmers have not cut out tillage altogether and do not engage in other beneficial practices such as planting cover crops. As a result, these ‘seldom-till’ farmers aren’t able to permanently store carbon in their soil.” 

Learn more: Carbon Markets Stand to Reward ‘No-Till’ Farmers. But Most Are Still Tilling the Soil.