Farm dedicates new focus to studying soil and climate change
FREEPORT, Maine (AP) — A Maine farm has renamed itself, becoming a part of a new agricultural movement aiming to fight climate change from the ground level.
The Wolf’s Neck Center for Agriculture & the Environment in Freeport, formerly the Wolf’s Neck Farm, will be focusing on enriching the farm’s soil and conducting tests to figure out how to rapidly improve farm soils. Farm Director David Herring tells the Portland Press Herald agriculture has to be a part of the conversation around climate change because it contributes to the phenomenon.
Herring says certain studies indicate as much as 20 percent of greenhouse gas emissions come from agriculture.
The farm will work to observe methods to improve soil farming and increase its capacity to trap carbon and remove greenhouse gases from the air.