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Illinois Cover Crop Initiative

Illinois Cover Crop Initiative

The Illinois Cover Crop Initiative is a new program available for farmers who intend to plant cover crops following their 2022 cash crop. Farmers can receive $10 per acre for cover crops planted by December 1, 2022, even if they have planted cover crops before!

California Agricultural Policy Priorities

Learn more about AFT’s policy recommendations for California to protect vital agricultural land, promote environmentally sound growing practices, and keep farmers on the land for generations.

The CaRPE Tool

The Carbon Reduction Potential Evaluation Tool, or CaRPE, is a web-based interactive tool that allows users to quickly visualize and quantify GHG emission reductions resulting from the implementation of a suite of cropland and grazing land conservation management practices.​

Climate Initiative

AFT’s Climate Initiative is AFT’s comprehensive effort to ensure farmland, farming, and farmers’ roles in growing solutions and resilience to climate change.

Carbon Sequestration

Rapid adoption of cover cropping and no-till in the next three to five years can reduce net greenhouse gas, or GHG, emissions by 97 million metric tons of CO2e per year—the equivalent to removing 21 million passenger cars from the road for a year or to growing 1.6 billion tree seedlings for one year.

New York Policy

AFT advocates to protect farmland, keep farmers on the land, and help farmers adopt sound farming practices in New York state policy.

Smart Solar for New England

Smart Solar for New England is AFT’s work ensuring that clean renewable energy co-exists with New England agriculture instead of displacing it.

Sustainable Grazing Project

The Sustainable Grazing Project is AFT’s work promoting the adoption of regenerative farming practices that enhance soil health, sequester carbon, and increase productivity on farms and operations in Virginia.

Smart Solar Siting Partnership Project for New England

Smart Solar Partnership Project for New England is AFT’s multi-year effort to advance smart solar siting policies and programs in New England that accelerate the expansion of renewable solar energy facilities while maintaining New England’s most productive, resilient farmland.