Issue No. 24 - Summer 1998

I would like to address some significant points in order to expand on the potential for soils as carbon sinks.

For action to happen, we need to consider: 1. The crucial role of farmers. 2. The remarkable contribution soils can make in achieving targets. 3. Agricultural strategies that can be undertaken right now. Farmers must be included to enable carbon sequestration in soils. It will be up to thousands of farmers like me to turn the abstract into reality. Carbon sequestration, potentially a successful part of our nation's Greenhouse Gas Reduction Plan is essentially an agricultural program. Farmers will be needed at all stages to make this proposition work.

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