McLean County Farm Bureau

A new study spotlights challenges surrounding the adoption of storing carbon in soil on ag land in Illinois and offers some policy-based solutions.

“If a farmer does one thing and it reduces nutrient runoff in waterways and it also reduces greenhouse gas emissions, why not get paid for both of those services?”

— Amy Ando, professor in the U of I’s College of Agricultural & Consumer Economics

 

A new study spotlights challenges surrounding the adoption of storing carbon in soil on ag land in Illinois and offers some policy-based solutions. The study published by University of Illinois researchers and supported by the Illinois Farm Bureau Board of Directors is expected to spur additional research or influence future policy decisions. According to the paper, more Illinois farmers might participate in carbon market opportunities if major reforms were made in several areas. READ MORE