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Planting crops — and carbon, too

Farmer Trey Hill pulls out a root of clover mixed with the cover crops. MUST CREDIT: photo for The Washington Post by Gabriella Demczuk.

Among his plans for fighting climate change, President Biden wants to pay farmers to use agricultural methods that lock carbon in the soil. But can climate-friendly farming make a dent in global warming? VIEW

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