GREENHOUSE GAS EMISSIONS
Reducing emissions through best practices
Greenhouse Gasses (GHGs) are gasses that trap heat in the atmosphere. Burning fossil fuels is a common source of GHGs. According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), in the United States, agriculture emits approximately 11% of total U.S. GHGs. Through common farming practices such as no-till and cover crops, farmers are reducing emissions. Because of farmers, agriculture has the potential to help offset carbon emissions through supply chains.
Soybean farming practices have improved to reduce GHG emissions by 45%.
Using biodiesel in the U.S. transportation fuel supply reduces GHG emissions by up to 86%.
Reducing emissions, improving air quality
There are many benefits to cutting GHG emissions that extend beyond agriculture. Farmers have long understood the importance of working for the greater good. Caring for the environment is one more way to do that.