An advocate promotes a set of farming practices collectively known, in certain circles, as regenerative agriculture, which holds the promise of drastically reducing the carbon emissions produced by farming, and even pulling some carbon out of the atmosphere. References to regenerative practices or decarbonizing farming now appear in the climate or rural America plans of all the leading Democratic candidates. The term “regenerative agriculture” encompasses five “practice areas.” The first is energy. The second is conservation tillage. The third is integrating livestock into farm systems. The fourth is growing something on the land at all times. The fifth is crop rotation.
By Eric Lach. The New Yorker. January 22, 2020.