Business & Investment

Minnesota Farmers Are Not Worried About Losing Carbon “Additional Credits”

news

Minnesota Farmers Are Not Worried About Losing Carbon “Additional Credits”

Farmers who have reduced cultivation and added cover crops for the past decade are not worried about the “additionality” of the carbon market.

Brian Beagler of Lake Wilson said he hopes to see a program emerge that will compensate farmers for the conservation work that is already underway.

“I’m sure everyone has the opportunity to participate if we want.”

“Additionality” is a term often associated with the carbon market that refers to the need for additional practices implemented to prove carbon offsets.

Beagler, now vice president of Minnesota Corn Growers, told Brownfield that the carbon market is like the Wild West for now.

“I don’t think anyone knows what’s going on. There are lots of programs out there and a long list of different companies.”

Beagler says he started strip tiling nine years ago and started using cover crops the following year. He still strips corn, but is no-till for soybeans.



Minnesota Farmers Are Not Worried About Losing Carbon “Additional Credits”

https://brownfieldagnews.com/news/minnesota-farmer-not-concerned-about-losing-out-on-carbon-extra-credit/ Minnesota Farmers Are Not Worried About Losing Carbon “Additional Credits”

Back to top button