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This Week's Game


UN-Till Then Farming


POLI the AI asks, "Where can we agree?" Until the climate emergency & impending global food security challenge is over, a United Nations (UN) pact to speed the adoption of low-tillage regenerative farming with industrialized nations agreeing to assist farmers with any out-of-pocket conversion cost for equipment, crop rotation, crop diversity, cover and new crops. The overall benefits of low-till and regenerative farming are well known but farming is a grueling profession with thin profit margins, and all change is difficult. ONE PARROT plows that to feed the world we can't risk changing current practices for yield or monetary reasons. THE OTHER PARROT sows that caring for the soil increases carbon sequestration, yields richer soil, healthier foods, requires less water, less synthetic fertilizers and phosphates, less herbicides, less pesticides, and produces higher quality & quantity of calories per acre. Do you think a majority of each role would be in favor or against?


Should gov't support the low-till farming conversion?

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POLI the AI asks, "Where can we agree?" Until the climate emergency & impending global food security challenge is over, a United Nations (UN) pact to speed the adoption of low-tillage regenerative farming with industrialized nations agreeing to assist farmers with any out-of-pocket conversion cost for equipment, crop rotation, crop diversity, cover and new crops. The overall benefits of low-till and regenerative farming are well known but farming is a grueling profession with thin profit margins, and all change is difficult. ONE PARROT plows that to feed the world we can't risk changing current practices for yield or monetary reasons. THE OTHER PARROT sows that caring for the soil increases carbon sequestration, yields richer soil, healthier foods, requires less water, less synthetic fertilizers and phosphates, less herbicides, less pesticides, and produces higher quality & quantity of calories per acre. Do you think a majority of each role would be in favor or against?

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YES key

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    Agriculture is a quarter of greenhouse gases
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    Show US farmers we have their back
  • 5
    An easy quick win for the planet
  • 7
    Government support is always welcome
  • 9
    Climate change will damage infrastructure
  • 11
    May mitigate climate related losses
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    Tillage requires less water
  • 15
    Regenerative Ag = Less healthcare costs
  • 17
    Livestock grazing is great for soil
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    Low-till topsoil creation is dramatic
  • 21
    Most conversion costs payback quickly
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    Tillage releases carbon
  • 25
    Less nitrogen runoff in rivers
  • 27
    Low-till = Rich soil & healthy crops
  • 29
    Less pesticides and chemicals needed
  • 31
    Farm to family table opportunities

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key NO

  • 2
    Governments aren't farmers
  • 4
    Other countries might violate the pact
  • 6
    Controversy breeds profits
  • 8
    Government makes everything too hard
  • 10
    Ag related stocks could fall in value
  • 12
    Do hydroponics like the Netherlands
  • 14
    Banks can lend to farmers
  • 16
    21% of US farms have converted
  • 18
    CAFO livestock are protected from heat
  • 20
    Campaign contributions would fall
  • 22
    Food prices might go up even more
  • 24
    Infrastructure contracts for climate change
  • 26
    Loss of healthcare jobs & profits
  • 28
    Loss of equipment jobs & profits
  • 30
    Less fertilizer & pesticide sales
  • 32
    Food is already abundant
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