Soil Health Archives - American Farmland Trust

We’ve detected that you are using an outdated browser.

Please use a new browser like Chrome, Firefox, Safari or Microsoft Edge to improve your experience.

We’ve detected that you are using an outdated browser.

Conquering Cover Crop Challenges

Conquering Cover Crop Challenges

Fifteen on-farm demonstration trials across the nation are partnering with AFT to test innovative solutions that will help overcome regional and crop-specific barriers to cover crop adoption.

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!

Winter Street Farm

Abby Clarke and Jonathan Hayden operate Winter Street Farm, where they are using regenerative agriculture practices to grow sustainably. They used the funds from their New England Farmer Microgrants Program award to purchase a flail mower to continue expanding their no-till operation.

Sawyer Farm

Lincoln Fishman and his partner, Hilary Costa, operate Sawyer Farm as an organic, horse-powered, no-till farm. They were awarded a 2020 New England Farmer Microgrant, which they used to purchase equipment to expand their on-farm production.

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.

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.

Soil Health for Dairy Suppliers

This project aims to help crop farmers who supply feed to Danone’s North American dairies build holistic soil health management systems across the project area.