Issue No. 26 - Winter 1999

Recent developments in having soils accepted as part of the Greenhouse Gas Reduction Plans are generally positive.

There has been a lot of activity south of the border. At a conference near Washington, D.C., it was apparent the US Administration is very favorably disposed to agricultural soils playing a role in the US response to Kyoto. Americans signed the Kyoto Protocol at the Buenos Aires round of negotiations. This agreement must be ratified before it becomes official. My understanding is that the next US Presidential campaign may well have a strong environmental component.

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