Estimates of Carbon Mitigation Potential from Agricultural and Forestry Activities

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Numerous theoretical and empirical studies estimate the greenhouse gas (GHG) mitigation potential of farm and forestry activities, and suggest that the potential for carbon uptake in agricultural soils and forest lands is much greater than current rates. Following a discussion of the estimated current emissions and carbon sequestration by the agricultural and forestry sectors, this report presents a brief overview of the available estimates from USDA and EPA carbon mitigation studies, and then discusses some of the limitations of the available data and modeling results. This report is organized into four parts, including a brief overview of the agriculture and ... continued below

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Johnson, Renée; Gorte, Ross W.; Yacobucci, Brent D. & Schnepf, Randy June 19, 2009.

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Numerous theoretical and empirical studies estimate the greenhouse gas (GHG) mitigation potential of farm and forestry activities, and suggest that the potential for carbon uptake in agricultural soils and forest lands is much greater than current rates. Following a discussion of the estimated current emissions and carbon sequestration by the agricultural and forestry sectors, this report presents a brief overview of the available estimates from USDA and EPA carbon mitigation studies, and then discusses some of the limitations of the available data and modeling results. This report is organized into four parts, including a brief overview of the agriculture and forestry sectors within the broader climate change debate, as well as various data and information on potential for carbon storage and mitigation from farming and forestry activities.

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  • June 19, 2009

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Johnson, Renée; Gorte, Ross W.; Yacobucci, Brent D. & Schnepf, Randy. Estimates of Carbon Mitigation Potential from Agricultural and Forestry Activities, report, June 19, 2009; Washington D.C.. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc26136/: accessed July 24, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.