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COVER Act Will Modernize Crop Insurance

Expert BlogWashington, D.C.Lara Bryant
The COVER Act, led by Senator Brown (D-OH) and Representative Sean Casten (D-IL), is a bipartisan bill that offers farmers a $5 per acre good stewardship discount on crop insurance if they plant cover crops to improve their soil health.

What Are the Effects of Climate Change?

GuideUnited States, InternationalCourtney Lindwall

A rapidly warming planet poses an existential threat to all life on earth. Just how bad it gets depends on how quickly we act.

¿Cuáles son los efectos del cambio climático?

GuideUnited States, InternationalCourtney Lindwall
El rápido calentamiento del planeta representa una amenaza existencial para toda la vida en la Tierra. La gravedad de la situación depende de la rapidez con que actuemos.

Prevent Food Waste for Climate Week

Expert BlogUnited StatesAndrea Collins

Preventing food waste is the highest impact solution among Project Drawdown's solutions to keep temperature rise to 2°C by 2100. We need significant acceleration to reach the national goal to reduce food loss and waste by 50 percent by 2030. 

Why Compost Should Count as Fertilizer

Expert BlogUnited StatesDarby Hoover

There are a number of benefits associated with composting, including environmental, economic, and social benefits.

IPCC: Food Systems Adaptation Is Critical

Expert BlogUnited States, InternationalMadeline Keating, Yvette Cabrera, Lena Brook, Claire O'Connor
We need sweeping climate action—and we cannot afford to overlook our food system in that effort. With powerful legislation, sustained funding, and action from businesses, institutions, and consumers, we can do it.

USDA Announces Second Year of Insurance Savings Program

Expert BlogUnited StatesLara Bryant, Matthew Kaplan

This announcement is a banner moment for regenerating soil health on our nation's farms, protecting the economic vitality of rural America, and helping American agriculture confront the growing climate crisis.

Visionary Investments Could Advance Climate & Equity in Ag

Expert BlogUnited StatesAllison Johnson, Matthew Kaplan

Congress is preparing to consider a historic $135 billion investment in agriculture to fight climate change and deliver resources to farmers and families in need of support, and we need this bold investment now.

Good News for Cover Crops

Expert BlogUnited StatesClaire O'Connor, Lara Bryant

Less than 7 percent of U.S. cropland uses cover crops—meaning there’s a huge opportunity to scale up a practice that’s good for farmers and good for the environment. 

Building Back Better—From the Ground Up

Expert BlogUnited StatesArohi Sharma
Carbon and water storage? Nutrient transportation and communication pathways? Homes for biodiversity? All these services make soil health critical to an economically resilient food system, and we need to invest in rebuilding this precious natural resource.