Transforming Agriculture in Washington State

A new finance model to transform agriculture and increase carbon removal

by Nicole Jain Capizzi and Mira Chokshi

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Of the 7.5 million acres of cropland in the state of Washington, only 4.8% uses cover crops and 25% uses no-till farming practices. At the same time, Washington state government and corporations have pledged to reduce 95% of greenhouse gas emissions by 2050, and agriculture needs to play a critical role in such reductions. To increase the adoption of key climate-smart practices, this project proposes that the State establish a revolving loan fund to help Washington state farmers transition to greener agricultural solutions.

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