Cost-effective strategies to reduce agricultural greenhouse gases

Crop and livestock production lead to the unintentional release of greenhouse gases (GHGs). Farmers can do something about that.

The top two green-house gases in agriculture in the United States are nitrous oxide (N2O) and methane (CH4). Nitrous oxide emissions come mostly from excess fertilizer nitrogen (agricultural soil management). Methane has two main sources, livestock (enteric fermentation), and stored manures (manure management). Producers can decrease both gases with relatively simple actions. Read more from the Northeast Climate Hub.