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While lowering emissions is inarguably crucial to mitigating global warming, unfortunately, it does not address the carbon that has piled up in our atmosphere. In order to make real progress towards reversing the effects of climate change, we need to capture carbon through our diverse ecosystems一like forests and regenerative farms! 
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I’ve been working with Heifer for almost 12 years, but most of that time was spent in New England. In early 2018, I was offered the opportunity to move to Arkansas and took it so I could work more closely with small-scale, sustainable farmers and be at the helm as the Ranch scales up production across our various agricultural enterprises.
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Like many of you, we’ve been watching  the environmental crisis unfold in Australia with a heavy heart.  The loss they are experiencing is unfathomable, wreaking havoc on everything from the ecological environment to homes and extensive wildlife loss. As a business founded on farming in a way that is  sustainable and actually combats climate change, we felt compelled to give back. We have decided to help support our neighbors across the pond through: National Regenerative Agriculture Day
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North Carolina is the center of America’s pork industry, with over 9.7 million pigs that produce 10 billion gallons of waste annually. When a pig in a large-scale farm urinates or defecates, the waste falls through slatted floors into holding troughs below. Those troughs are periodically flushed into an earthen hole in the ground called a “lagoon”—which contain a mixture of water, pig excrement, pig carcasses and anaerobic bacteria. The bacteria digest the slurry and also give lagoons their pink coloration.
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