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Kansas farmer begins carbon program journey

A southeast Kansas producer says he recently enrolled in a carbon program to help improve soil health on his farm.

Zach Townsend tells Brownfield his family’s conservation practices will help capture CO2 from the atmosphere into the soil. “We haven’t seen a lot of the long-term benefits yet and we’ve been in this less than 90 days, but maybe we hang onto some moisture longer, increase some organic matter, release some nutrients that are tied up in those harder farming pieces on those farms.”

He says other farmers considering enrollment should proceed at a comfortable pace.

Kansas farmer begins carbon program journey