Growers could significantly reduce greenhouse gas emissions and increase the amount of carbon held in the soil by adopting new agricultural practices.


Washington State University's Center for Sustaining Agriculture and Natural Resources, along with the Paul G. Allen Family Foundation, released its Climate Friendly Farming report that outlines the progress of a five-year project aimed at turning farms from greenhouse gas emitters to carbon sinks.


The foundation funded the “Climate Friendly Farming Project” in 2004 with a $3.75 million grant to CSANR.


The goal was to find ways to reduce greenhouse gas emissions associated with agriculture, restore carbon to soils and replace fossil fuels with biomass.


To view the full report, visit http://csanr.wsu.edu:80/CFF/.