New York Times: Our Small Towns Are Toppling Like Dominoes’: Why We Should Cut Some Farmers a Check

Jun 28, 2019 | In the News, IPL News Highlights, National Press Clips, What's New

For pennies a meal, the federal government can incentivize better environmental services.

By Robert Leonard and Matt Russell, June 24, 2019

Mr. Leonard is the news director for the Iowa radio stations KNIA and KRLS. Mr. Russell is a co-owner of Coyote Run Farm and the executive director of Iowa Interfaith Power and Light.

How we address an expanding list of crises related to global warming is the most demanding question of our day. So far, our approaches have been piecemeal, enormously costly and largely unsuccessful.

A common denominator for many of these crises is in how we use the land, and that is where we will find the solution. A simple, cheap and relatively quick fix is to pay farmers and ranchers for environmental services. Read More

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