Program to prove $100 per acre of carbon sequestration
Agriculture.com - 9/16/2022
Rural Investment to Protect our Environment (RIPE) has been awarded $80 million for a pilot program by the USDA’s Partnerships for Climate-Smart Commodities program.
RIPE is a producer-led organization advancing RIPE100 — a conservation program that would pay producers $100 per acre or animal unit for stewardship, offering equitable payments above costs associated with practice implementation.
Under the three-year pilot program, RIPE and its partners will help agricultural producers in Arkansas, Minnesota, North Dakota and Virginia prove the value of paying farmers and ranchers $100 per acre or animal unit for stewardship practices that deliver public value through carbon sequestration, greenhouse gas reduction, improved soil health, water quality, water conservation, and other environmental services...
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