Carbon Farming: California Focus on Soil to Meet Climate, Water — Water Deeply

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Jose Ortega, left and Fidel Meza work the soil in Lemoore, Calif. The state’s new Healthy Soils Initiative gives money to farmers and ranchers to experiment with building healthy soil for “carbon farming.”AP/Gary Kazanjian

SOIL’S ABILITY TO capture carbon and store water has led to an upsurge of interest in this often overlooked natural resource.

In California, a new program called the Healthy Soils Initiative is about to put unorthodox farming practices to the test. With modest grants of up to $50,000 administered by the California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA), a network of farmers and ranchers throughout the state will embark on a series of experiments in carbon farming

https://www.newsdeeply.com/water/articles/2017/07/31/carbon-farming-california-focus-on-soil-to-meet-climate-water-goals

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