A Historical Look at Cropping Practices for Carbon Sequestration
On June 24, the Growing Climate Solutions Act of 2021, co-sponsored by Nebraska Sen. Deb Fischer, cleared the U.S. Senate. The act authorizes the Secretary of Agriculture to develop a program that facilitates the participation of farmers, ranchers and private forest landowners in a voluntary environmental credit market, including land or soil carbon sequestration. The program includes ensuring technical expertise, information and tools are available to assist farmers, ranchers and private forest landowners in participating in the program.
To learn more about the Growing Climate Solutions Act of 2021 and ways Nebraska farmers can get involved in the carbon credit markets, read this article from the Center for Agricultural Profitability.