Should Governments Support Low Till Farming?

BOX SCORE: UN-Till Then Farming
Should Governments Support Low Till Farming?

Puzzle Summary:

Until the climate emergency is over, a United Nations (UN) pact to speed the adoption of low-tillage farming with industrialized member nations agreeing to assist farmers with any out-of-pocket conversion cost for equipment, crop rotation, crop diversity, and cover crops.

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 chemicals, less weeds, less pesticides, less labor, and produces higher yields.

The overall benefits of low-till are well known but farming is a grueling profession with thin profit margins, and all change is difficult. Both Parrots make their good points over and over and over again. What did our nonpartisan scoring system say?                       


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Weighted-Average Forecast

:61%: ± 9% Nonpartisan Score
Sides of the Table 4/4

Wall of Information 7/8
Cultural Windows 11/16
Columns of Bias 6/8



Top Four Key Reasons in Favor of Supporting Low-Till Farming

An easy quick win for the planet
May mitigate climate related losses
Regenerative food means lower healthcare costs
Less nitrogen runoff into rivers and streams


Top Four Key Reasons Against Supporting Low-Till Farming

Vertical Hydroponics is a better solution
Food’s already abundant
Food prices could go up even more
Loss of equipment manufacturing jobs & profits


Where Can We Agree?®: Four Odd Couples In-Favor

Gun Owners & Caregivers
Unions & Founders
Seniors & Students
Civil Servants & Big Tech


Where Can We Agree?®: Four Odd Couples Against

Under-Represented & Big Ag
Democratic Leadership & Republican Leadership
Urban PT & Billionaires
Utilities & Renewables


Four A-hah Moments

(Yes) Agriculture is a quarter of greenhouse gases
(Yes) Climate change will damage infrastructure

(No) CAFO livestock may be easier to protect from heat
(No) Big money to be made from rebuilding infrastructure


Politics 4.0 DNA (ACGT) Conclusion

We predict a 60% super-majority of roles in this country to support governments supporting the conversion to Low Till Farming, however this has a fairly large margin for error of  ± 9%.  Thrift (T) types point out that food prices might initially go up. Abundance (A) types see a relatively fast payback from any government investments or loans. Commerce (C) types see less interruptions from climate catastrophes. Governance (G) types want to cooperate with other governments world-wide to prevent catastrophic climate change.

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