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FARMERS have nothing to fear from the Federal Government’s looming emissions trading scheme, according to Landcare CarbonSMART managing director Matthew Reddy.

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Study: Biotechnology reduces carbon footprint of milk by 9 percent

Dairy farmers have focused on preserving their natural resources to sustain their way of life for generations. Recently at the World Dairy Expo, dairy farmers – often overlooked as environmentalists – learned how biotechnology is maximizing their focus on resource conservation and making the dairy industry even greener.
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Farmers in the dark on carbon plan impacts

Australian farmers are still no closer to understanding the full impacts of the Government’s proposed Carbon Pollution Reduction Scheme on the agriculture sector following the release of the Treasury modelling, according to the National Farmers’ Federation.
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Farmers warned about carbon credits

Farmers, ranchers and other landowners should be careful when selling carbon credits generated by practices on their land and should closely review the terms of any carbon contract according to Clay Pope, Executive Director of the Oklahoma Association of Conservation Districts (OACD).
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Soils Have Limited Carbon Sequestration Capacity: North American, German Researchers

Two separate studies conducted by American, Canadian and German Researchers show that soils have a limited capacity when it comes to sequestering carbon. It has been known for quite some time that plants absorb CO2 from the surroundings as they grow and process that carbon into their tissues. Upon a plants death, the carbon gets amalgamated into the soil and remains stored there with soil particles.

Carbon Sequestration Soil Capacity

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Ontario Set to Test 3 Carbon Offsetting Projects with Farmers

While all the fuss about carbon tax continues in the Canadian media, we also now have Ontario testing some carbon-cutting pilot projects in the agricultural sector. Ontario signed the Western Climate Initiative not long ago, and the province will probably have a cap-and-trade system by 2012, as all members in the Initiative agree on that.

Ontario Carbon Offsetting Projects

Ontarios plan now is to initiate three pilot projects to offset emissions. The first one will have farmers utilize nitrogen fertilizers in a more eco-friendly way. The second project is about implementation of low-till and no-till practices in agriculture. It is expected that at least 50 farmers will collaborate with the government on these two projects. A third one coming later is about afforestation, which refers to planting of trees in deforested areas.

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