Carbon Sequestration and Storage in Soil

December 30, 2017

Carbon  Sequestration and Storage  in Soil                                                                           image courtesy of www.fibershed.com   The  sixth  essay in a series on how American agriculture can  thrive in  a strenuous good-faith effort to halt global warming.  The  first five,   earliest first, are these: 1.   What-is-a-carbon-footprint  2.    Comparing-carbon-footprints-of-world-and-american-agriculture   3.    Fossil-fuels-in-the-carbon-footprint-of-american-agriculture   4.  Carbon-tax-and-american-agriculture   5.  Carbon foodprints [...]

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Carbon Foodprints in American Agriculture

December 17, 2017

                                                                        photo “Corn Harvest”  from pixabay,com This is the fifth essay in a series on how American agriculture can  thrive in  a strenuous good-faith effort to halt global warming.  The  first four,   earliest first: 1.   What-is-a-carbon-footprint  2.    Comparing-carbon-footprints-of-world-and-american-agriculture   3.    Fossil-fuels-in-the-carbon-footprint-of-american-ag   4.  Carbon-tax-and-american-agriculture   Abstract   I [...]

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Carbon tax and American Agriculture

December 14, 2017

The Keeling Curve:   Atmospheric CO2 at Mauna Loa Observatory,  annual peak and  trough by year 1960 to now  Source Scripps Institute This is the fourth of a series of essays about American agriculture and climate change.  The first three, in order of appearance are these:   1.   what-is-a-carbon-footprint 2.    comparing-carbon-footprints-of-world-and-american-agriculture 3.   Fossil [...]

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Fossil Fuels in the Carbon Footprint of American Ag

December 6, 2017

                                                                                                                                                                                                                          photo from Free Farm Images The  third  essay in a series on how American agriculture can  thrive in  a strenuous good-faith effort to halt global warming.  The  six,   earliest first, are these: 1.   What-is-a-carbon-footprint  2.    Comparing-carbon-footprints-of-world-and-american-agriculture   3.    Fossil-fuels-in-the-carbon-footprint-of-american-agriculture   4.  Carbon-tax-and-american-agriculture   5.  Carbon foodprints in American Agriculture 6. Carbon sequestration and [...]

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Comparing carbon footprints of world and American agriculture

December 2, 2017

              June grazing: photo by Stephen Shafer    Abstract In the  world, and in the USA, crop and livestock agriculture  accounts for about 10% of total greenhouse gas emissions.  In both spheres, fossil fuel combustion (FFC)    is usually tagged with only  9-12% of agricultural GHG releases.  Ag-related sources not [...]

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What is a Carbon Footprint

December 2, 2017

  Part 1.  What is a “carbon footprint”  and how do we use it?   First in the series,  directly below    Part 2.  Comparing the carbon footprints  of world and American agriculture.       Part 3.  Fossil Fuels  in the Carbon Footprint of American Agriculture  Part 4.   Carbon Tax  Part 5.  Carbon foodprints in American agriculture [...]

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Sue Stewart

May 2, 2016

                                                                  Sue Stewart died March 13, 2016  after  a long illness.  Sue was a good friend to us, to children, and to all animals in her care,  as well as being a devoted wife to Graeme.       We remember her joy in taking care of animals, whether working at Rhinebeck Animal Hospital, as [...]

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Breeding 2013 and lambing 2014

April 20, 2014

     Lambing 2014 as of 4/20/14 .   First live birth Feb 1. last March 21.  More lambs born here (105) than ever before.    57 ewes put to rams last fall.   Three sold at NYS Bred Ewe and Ewe Lamb Sale in October, of which two had twins and one triplets.    Of [...]

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