Carbon Sequestration

Harvested field
No-till farmland. Jason Johnson, Iowa NRCS (Flickr/Public Domain)

Additionality and Voluntary Environmental Credit Markets

August 19, 2021
UNL Department of Ag Economics professionals reviews the concept of additionality, a potential requirement for the Growing Climate Solutions Act of 2021 voluntary environmental credit market program.

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Carly Whitmore, Indiana NRCS (Flickr/Public Domain)

A Historical Look at Cropping Practices for Carbon Sequestration

August 19, 2021
If passed, the Growing Climate Solutions Act of 2021 would pave the way toward better assistance for farmers interested in participating in a voluntary environmental credit market, including land or soil carbon sequestration.

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Cover crop field trial

Cover Crops and Carbon Sequestration: Benefits to the Producer and the Planet

March 11, 2019
This student study of a four-year research project found cover crops may significantly improve soil aggregation and particulate organic matter concentration in the short-term, which suggests the potential for cover crops storing soil carbon in the long term.

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