Rotating Crops and Turning Profits Webinar on May 25, 2017 – Union of Concerned Scientists
Crop rotation systems are a win-win for farmers and clean water. Join our webinar to find out more about the latest research and how the federal budget and the Farm Bill can support these solutions: Thursday, May 25, 2:00-3:00 p.m. EDT.
President Trump’s budget has put many important programs on the chopping block, but for those of us concerned about water quality and the farm economy, the proposed cuts are especially worrisome. If the president and Congress truly want to support rural America, they should invest in innovative solutions that deliver farm profits and clean water.
The Union of Concerned Scientists invites you to our upcoming webinar to learn about one such solution, diverse crop rotation systems which can achieve environmental gains without sacrificing yields and profits.
Webinar: Rotating Crops and Turning Profits
Date: Thursday, May 25
Time: 2:00-3:00 p.m. EDT
Our new report, Rotating Crops and Turning Profits, shows how, with the right farm policy investments, implementing such diverse crop rotation systems would help farmers, taxpayers, and rural communities across the country.
But we’ll have to fight to preserve funding in next year’s budget for the research, technical assistance, and incentives farmers need. And expanding these programs long-term will require action in the Farm Bill—the federal legislation that shapes our food and farming system.
Join the May 25 webinar to learn more about our new report, hear case studies of opportunities and challenges farmers face on the ground, and find out how you can support research and smart farm policies in the federal budget and the Farm Bill.
UCS scientists and engineers develop and implement innovative, practical solutions to some of our planet’s most pressing problems—from combating global warming and developing sustainable ways to feed, power, and transport ourselves, to fighting misinformation, advancing racial equity, and reducing the threat of nuclear war.