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The science behind no-till farming — and how it affects climate change

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Trapped carbon is a good thing.

 

What are we talking about? Watch the video below, and learn why Dr. Rattan Lal, a soil scientist at Ohio State and a leading expert in the field, recommends that farmers practice regenerative agriculture — which uses a no-till method of farming.

Lal and other farming experts, including Ohio State alum (and former head of the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Natural Resources Conservation Service) Bill Richards, say that not turning a field — and keeping carbon trapped in the soil — can help feed a growing world population, make soil less susceptible to erosion and combat climate change.