Is grazing the secret to net zero-emission agriculture?

Is grazing the secret to net zero-emission agriculture?

Photo by Andrea Gantz

Grazing, high-quality feed, additives could help agriculture achieve net zero emissions

Agriculture could actually become a carbon sink, — removing rather than generating carbon emissions from the atmosphere — if it returned to a distributed model that re-integrates crop and animal production, according to a November 2019 position paper from the National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition. Although the report recommends moving away from concentrated animal feeding facilities, the authors say environmental and political realities make the situation more complicated for most producers.