Report Highlights Greenhouse-Gas Mitigation Potential of New England Agriculture

American Farmland Trust, in partnership with Conservation Law Foundation, released a report titled Regenerative Agriculture for New England: Sustaining Farmland Productivity in a Changing Climate. The report presents key findings on the greenhouse-gas mitigation potential of regenerative practices in New England agriculture and the importance of supporting farmers in their transition to them. It models current greenhouse-gas mitigation impacts and the possible future impacts with increased adoption of practices such as no-till, cover crops, nutrient management, and more. “New England’s farmers are on the front lines of the climate fight,” said Scott Sanderson, Interim Director of Conservation Law Foundation’s Farm & Food Initiative. “This report highlights all the great ways regenerative farmers are making our food system more resilient, protecting waters, and providing us access to healthy, local, affordable food. It’s time for our leaders to step up and make it easier for farmers to transition to regenerative systems.”