Navigation Links
Farming Plays A Crucial Role In Reducing Global Warming

Agriculture has become synonymous with food production, but that is not always the case since farming operations also provide a safe habitat for wildlife besides playing a key role in reducing global warming. // "Agriculture, which includes planted forests, is the world's largest human-managed ecosystem," said Scott Swinton, professor of agricultural economics at Michigan State University. "There is a huge area of land that people manage for food, fiber and fuel – these are all marketed products with a value attached to them. What we want to know is if we can also manage agriculture for things that people like and appreciate, but don't have markets, such as cleaner air, cleaner water, less global warming, wildlife habitat and aesthetics – many people enjoy seeing the green, open space of farmland in their communities."

Swinton will deliver a speech on "Harvesting Ecosystem Services from Agriculture" at the American Association for the Advancement of Science annual meeting. Frank Lupi, associate professor of agricultural economics and fisheries and wildlife at MSU will moderate the symposium. "For many years, the focus of sustainable agriculture has been on avoiding negatives: water pollution, soil erosion, pesticide residues, etc. In the ecosystems services concept, we're focusing on services that people appreciate and enjoy. Since the amount of land involved in agriculture is so large, we have a strong motivation to provide farmers incentives to support the ecosystem," Swinton said. "We want to figure out which policies would encourage farmers to provide these ecosystem services, as well as how much citizens are willing to pay for the services." The National Science Foundation funds the work. MEDIA CONTACT: Scott Swinton, (517) 353-7218, swintons@msu.edu; Sue Nichols, University Relations, (517) 353-8942, nichols@msu.edu; or Jamie DePolo, Michigan Agriculture Experiment Station, (609) 354-8403, depolo372@comcast.net Source: Eurekalert
'"/>




Page: 1

Related medicine news :

1. Bihar CM Nitish Kumar Favours Herbal Farming
2. Exiled Tibetans In India To Adopt Organic Farming
3. Organic Farming May Increase The Output Of Apples In Himachal
4. Outsourcing Farming, a Chinese Initiative
5. South African Farmers Turn to Organic Farming
6. Chennai Plays Hosts To The Diabetes World Congress
7. Chennai Plays Hosts To The Diabetes World Congress
8. Brain Plays Vital Role In Maintaining Bone Density
9. Leptin Hormone Plays Key Role In Losing Weight
10. Happiness Plays An Important Role In Success
11. Brain Plays Important Role In Diabetes Cure
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:


(Date:3/23/2017)... McKinney, Texas (PRWEB) , ... March 23, 2017 ... ... Operations Command (USSOCOM) awarded Task Force Dagger Foundation the US Special Operations Command’s ... Thomas. During the presentation, General Thomas thanked Task Force Dagger Foundation for its ...
(Date:3/23/2017)... ... March 23, 2017 , ... ... Guidelines and the New MEDDEV 2.7/1 Rev. 4 Guidance, **An FDAnews Webinar**, ...                  , How will the new EU MDR language change the way ...
(Date:3/23/2017)... ... ... The Boulevard is honored to host Shriners and Masons Children’s Day on ... the Main West Entrance of The Boulevard (in front of JCPenney). , The ... each child with a parent or guardian will be photographed for free and receive ...
(Date:3/23/2017)... ... March 23, 2017 , ... GeBBS Healthcare ... Assurance, at HCCA’s 21st annual Compliance Institute on March 26-28 in National Harbor, ... for all medical chart types with a comprehensive set of features including built-in ...
(Date:3/23/2017)... ... March 23, 2017 , ... News Advisory/Interview Opportunity , After six ... a major victory in Europe for public health and the environment and is calling ... rigorous scientific research and the overwhelming support of European citizens, the European Union (EU) ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:3/22/2017)... March 22, 2017 Hologic, Inc. (Nasdaq: ... the acquisition of Cynosure, Inc., a leader in medical ... cash. "We are pleased to complete our ... Michael Davin and the entire Cynosure team ... growing medical aesthetics market," said Steve MacMillan , ...
(Date:3/22/2017)... YORK , March 22, 2017 FinancialBuzz.com ... According ... market was worth an estimated $6.6 billion in 2016, and is ... 16% or reaching more than $24 billion by 2025. The medical ... or growing from $4.7 billion in 2016, to an estimated $13.3 ...
(Date:3/22/2017)... 2017 FinancialBuzz.com News Commentary ... due to the significant development and innovation in EP ... Research, the global electrophysiology market was worth $3.42 billion ... by 2022, with a GAGR of 13.4%. Electrophysiology is ... abnormal heartbeats or arrhythmia. The report indicates that in ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: