New bill would explore potential benefits of biochar to farmers

New bill would explore potential benefits of biochar to farmers

A bipartisan group of U.S. senators has introduced legislation to establish a national biochar research network to test the impact of biochar in various soil types, application methods, and climates.  

Senator Sherrod Brown says biochar could benefit farmers.

“Biochar is a carbon-rich material produced from biomass. It has the potential to lower input costs for farmers and at the same time do good for the environment,” he says. “It’s not a new compound but it’s new to us to think about legislating about to help farmers.”

The Ohio Democrat joined U.S.

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