Apr 22, 2021

The US Department of Agriculture’s marquee conservation program is about to get significantly bigger. The agency this week unveiled plans to boost funding for the Conservation Reserve Program by $300 million a year—good for an 18-percent increase—with the goal of adding another four million acres to the nearly 21 million that are already enrolled. The […]

Apr 22, 2021

A bipartisan group of senators this week reintroduced a bill called the Growing Climate Solutions Act, which is designed to get farmers into the carbon market. This would be the bill that lays the groundwork for a carbon offset market, and one that would allow farmers to get into the business. It’s supported by President […]

Apr 22, 2021

Last Earth Day, about a month into lockdown, I got a call I’d been dreading for years. My beloved grandmother had died at age 84. I was devastated. Mom-Mom, as we called her, was our family’s eccentric matriarch. Surely, she loved all her grandchildren equally, but I always felt a special connection to her. Mom-Mom […]

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