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Power plants, other industry could offer contracts to farmers in helping reduce carbon emissions

al Soil Mitigation of Greenhouse Gases has been formed to address such issues. The consortium consists of nine universities, including Texas A&M, and the Battelle-Pacific Northwest National Laboratory. All are working together through the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

The consortium is currently developing tools and information to implement carbon sequestration programs. The group met with industry and government representatives to discuss the possibilities. The meeting was held at the George Bush Presidential Library Conference Center in College Station earlier this year.

"The conference was a success," Butt said. "Industry and government representatives got a first-hand look at how they could use this as a technology for reducing emissions."

Editor's Note: The Consortium for Agricultural Soil Mitigation of Greenhouse Gases is a consortium of nine universities and one national laboratory collaborating with government agencies funded by a Congressional appropriation. The consortium members are:

Texas A&M University System
Colorado State University
Iowa State University
Kansas State University
Michigan State University
Montana State University
Purdue University
The Ohio State University
University of Nebraska
Battelle-Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
USDA-Agricultural Research Service
USDA-Natural Resource Conservation Service
USDA-Economic Research Service/Resource and Environmental Policy


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Contact: Dr. Tanveer Butt
TBUTT@ag.tamu.edu
979-845-3805
Texas A&M University - Agricultural Communications
3-Mar-2004


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