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Nicholas Institute for Environmental Policy Solutions
November 2011

Greenhouse Gas Mitigation Opportunities for Agricultural Land Management in the United States

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A number of on-farm management practices can help to reduce U.S. agricultural greenhouse gas emissions and generate significant increases in carbon sequestration. This brief summarizes the mitigation potential and the state of scientific knowledge for a wide range of agricultural practices in the United States and highlights key issues for implementing programs to incentivize GHG mitigation in agriculture.