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Regen ag leader hopeful farm bill brings more incentives

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A sustainable ag professor says he expects the next farm bill to encourage farmers and ranchers to adopt some regenerative agricultural concepts.

Michigan State University Center for Regenerative Agriculture Co-Director Jason Roundtree tells Brownfield no-till and cover crops are conservation practices that come with incentives.

“We’ve got to see our farmers paid and our ranchers paid for these types of things,” he says. “We followed guidelines for best management practices for risk management, insurance and other things, and ultimately if we want to see shifts in how we farm, I think these shifts need to be monetized.”

He says regenerative agriculture is more about principles rather than a specific action or output.

Regen ag leader hopeful farm bill brings more incentives