The Oregon Climate and Agriculture Network
recognizes that farmers and ranchers are an important part of the solution to a changing climate. OrCAN promotes wide-spread adoption of agricultural practices that mitigate climate change and state and federal policies to support these practices.
Why Climate-friendly Agriculture?
Farmers and ranchers, as some of our most important land stewards, have an important role to play in any solution to climate change. Our farmers and ranchers are also on the front lines of dealing with the impacts of climate change, including unpredictable weather patterns and increased impacts from wildfires, climate-friendly agriculture can ensure our farmers are more resilient to climate change.
At the core of climate-friendly agriculture is the practice of improving soil health. Healthy soils both store more carbon from the atmosphere in the soil and create soils more resilient to the impacts of climate change. Climate-friendly agriculture is essential to a building a future for our food system.