Best practices for farmers to sequester carbon

A new report commissioned by the Farm Journal Foundation breaks down some of the best practices for farmers to sequester carbon.

It includes steps that farmers can take to increase soil carbon, reduce livestock methane emissions, generate natural gas from manure, and adopt more on-farm renewable energy.

Dr. John Reilly, the author of the report, says that they also explored some of the questions policymakers should be answering about carbon markets.

“One is that it’s permanent or there is some permanent liability when the credit is auctioned or sold so that if the carbon escapes again somebody has to buy back that allowance they sold. Additionality, that the carbon stored is additional to what would have been stored anyway, and then the baseline determination is a challenge, just what is the baseline going ahead into the future against what you must have and then saving beyond that becomes a credit,” Dr. Reilly states.

To read the report, click HERE


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