These candidates see farming as a climate solution. Here’s what they’re proposing.

by Georgina Gustin, InsideClimate News

The Democratic presidential front-runner, Joe Biden, proposed an unusual nugget of farm-centric climate policy this week: “Soil is the next frontier for storing carbon.”

It popped up during a swing through Iowa, where the Biden campaign became the latest in the crowded Democratic contest to release a policy proposal aimed at reinvigorating rural America.

Biden’s rural agenda includes one of the more ambitious climate-related goals for American farmers of any contender for the Democratic nomination. It promises to “ensure our agricultural sector is the first in the world to achieve net-zero emissions, and that our farmers earn income as we meet this milestone.”

Read more: https://insideclimatenews.org/news/19072019/agriculture-climate-solution-election-2020-biden-warren-sanders-soil-carbon-conservation

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