Social Soil Building I: Reflections on Running a Regenerative Business

Mar 26, 2019 2:05:00 PM / by Christine Su posted in future of tech, new farmers and ranchers, PastureMap Journey, regeneration rising, soil health

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A version of this post first appeared July 2018. This March 2019 update precedes the Grassfed Exchange: Regeneration Rising 2019 conference.
 
Many of us in the soil health movement like to think of ourselves as regenerative businesses. But a regenerative mindset isn’t only about land, animals, and plants. Building a regenerative business means including ourselves. We need to invest in what Nikki Silvestri calls social soil building.

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Soil Carbon Curious Part III: How Can Farmers and Ranchers Get Paid for Sequestering Soil Carbon?

Mar 25, 2019 10:01:00 AM / by Christine Su posted in carbon sequestration, soil health, soil data

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This is part of a three-part blog Soil Carbon Curious series powered by our partners at Elemental Excelerator.

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Soil Carbon Curious Part II: Making Soil Carbon Data Useful

Mar 19, 2019 11:58:00 AM / by Christine Su posted in carbon sequestration, soil health, soil data

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This is part of a three-part blog Soil Carbon Curious series powered by our partners at Elemental Excelerator. Along with this educational series, PastureMap is working with Point Blue Conservation Science to integrate soil health data from California ranchers into the PastureMap platform.

If you haven't already, click here to read Part I: The Current State of Soil Health Technology.

So you’re soil carbon curious, and you’re committed to building soil carbon baseline data. One of the key questions our producers ask is - how can I make soil tests useful? You want your soil data to provide value to your management decisions. That means being able to track change over time and comparing soil data to each other over time.

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First Australian carbon credit units issued to a soil carbon grazing project

Mar 14, 2019 12:03:00 PM / by Christine Su posted in carbon sequestration, soil health, soil data

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Heartening news today in the soil carbon grazing world. Australia leads the way in a world-first in issuing soil carbon credits under the Emissions Reduction Fund. These are the first soil carbon credits to count towards Australia's national targets under Paris, and the first soil carbon credits worldwide be eligible under Paris agreement.

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Soil Carbon Curious Part I: The Current State of Soil Health Technology

Mar 13, 2019 1:05:08 PM / by Christine Su posted in carbon sequestration, soil health, soil data

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This is part of a three-part blog Soil Carbon Curious series powered by our partners at Elemental Excelerator. Along with this educational series, PastureMap is working with Point Blue Conservation Science to integrate soil health data from California ranchers into the PastureMap platform.

It’s no secret that we’re soil carbon curious at PastureMap. Soil carbon represents a massive opportunity to help farmers and ranchers improve the health of their grasslands and sequester carbon. According to Project Drawdown, managed grazing and silvopasture practices have the potential to sequester over 47 gigatons of carbon by 2050.

Better grazing management also makes farmers more profitable. Healthy soil improves water holding capacity, which helps your land make the most of rainfall. Healthy soil life increases the land’s natural productivity, reducing input costs, and improving profitability.

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