Why Climate-friendly Agriculture?
One of agriculture's major opportunities to help mitigate climate change lies in improving soil management techniques to increase organic content, thereby removing carbon from the atmosphere. Oregon’s farmers can be part of the solution by adopting practices that sequester carbon in the soil!
OrCAN supports wide-spread adoption of agricultural practices relevant to Oregon producers that effectively sequester carbon in the soil and mitigate climate change such as: reduced tillage, cover cropping, additions of organic matter, and other innovative practices. We hope to identify best practices, promote them as widely as possible, and provide producers with specific skills and resources to implement them.
In addition, we advocate for state and federal policies that incentivize these practices and facilitate small and sustainable farms’ access to incentives.