C-AGG’s Debbie Reed Presents at ISU Soil Health Conference

C-AGG’s Executive Director Debbie Reed was an invited speaker at the Iowa State University (ISU) 2017 Soil Health Conference held in Ames, Iowa on February 16-17, 2017.  The theme of the second annual ISU Soil Health Conference was ‘Building Soil Health for Healthy Environment and Farm Profitability’. Reed’s invited presentation was titled Agriculture Industry’s Role […]

C-AGG and CSU COMET Tools Workshop Presentations Now Available

On Monday, February 13, C-AGG hosted a workshop with Colorado State University (CSU) in Fort Collins, CO. This workshop provided information and updates on all the enhancements to the COMET-Farm and COMET-Planner tools since the March 2016 Sacramento workshop, including proposed or announced changes, the status of implementation and completion dates, and proposed/planned future changes. […]

What Role Can Carbon Offsets from US Agriculture Play in Reducing GHG Emissions from Civil Aviation?

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) estimates that global aviation accounts for 2 percent of global CO2 emissions produced by human activity; and approximately 1.3 percent of global emissions. The International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) adopted in October 2013 an aspirational goal of carbon neutral growth in net CO2 emissions from international aviation beginning […]

USDA Observes Kick Off of the International Year of Soils

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) today begins its celebration of the International Year of Soils to highlight the importance of healthy soils for food security, ecosystem functions and resilient farms and ranches. “Healthy soil is the foundation that ensures working farms and ranches become more productive, resilient to climate change and better […]