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Farm leaders discuss need to generate revenue for farmers through environmental services


July 6, 2020
By Progressive Farmer

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Members of the Senate Agriculture Committee on Wednesday heard about the need for farmers, ranchers and foresters to benefit from conservation practices through environmental markets.

Leaders from farm groups and one of the country’s largest farmer cooperatives testified on the Growing Climate Solutions act, a bill that would create a program at USDA to set standards for carbon-sequestration markets. Such farm practices, if more widely implemented because of market incentives, also could lead water-quality improvements by reducing nutrient runoff in streams and rivers as well. | READ MORE