A menu-based model legislation template of best practices in existing healthy soils legislation from around the country, as well as some forward-looking key issues not yet addressed in existing legislation.
Proposes policies to drive investment in negative emissions from land-use, improvement of natural carbon sinks, and agricultural sector emissions reductions, among other nature-based solutions.
Includes background on the state of knowledge on soil health in NY, historical and current soil health efforts within and beyond NY, and key stakeholders and organizations involved in efforts to improve NY soil health.
Sets a target of reaching net-zero greenhouse gas emissions in U.S. agriculture by the year 2040.
Provides financial assistance to voluntary farmers and ranchers who adopt practices that reduce fossil fuel inputs in their operations and increase the quantity of carbon stored on their land.
Provides funding for new soil health research and extension activities to develop, evaluate and incentivize best management practices across the agricultural systems in Washington.
A collaboration of state agencies and departments to promote the development of healthy soils on California's farmlands and ranchlands.
Allows the State Soil and Water Conservation Districts Advisory Board to make grants for cropping programs, tillage practices, incorporation of perennial plants, and changes in use of land.
Provides incentives, including research, education, technical assistance, and, subject to available funding, financial assistance to farmers for promoting healthy soils practices, including carbon sequestration as an express goal.
Funding for Minnesota farmers to incorporate perennial and winter-annual crops into existing agricultural practices.