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May 15, 2013IA |  By: Liggett

Iowa Farmers Still Have Time

There isn't much time now for farmers to get a spring crop in, thanks to the cold wet spring, but a new report from the Center for Rural Affairs shows even now farmers might have time to alter their practices that could impact climate change.

Johnathan Hladik with the center says rural communities and farmers can play a critical role in the adjustment of the climate.

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Hladik says both the EPA and USDA need to revisit current carbon sequestration practices so that it covers a wider area.

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Hladik says there is no clear cut approach and that many carbon-saving practices need to be tailor-made for farms based on their soil quality and crop system.