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·         At Dawn of Carbon Markets, Farmers Get Up to $20 per Acre

·         Vilsack Stresses Carbon Markets, Nutrition, Rectifying Past Discrimination Against Black Farmers

 

 

At Dawn of Carbon Markets, Farmers Get Up to $20 per Acre

 

By Chuck Abbott, Successful Farming

Agriculture.com - 4/7/2021

 

A small fraction of U.S. farmers who have pursued contracts for capturing carbon in the soil – an incentive for climate mitigation – say the going rate is $20 an acre or less, said Purdue University on Tuesday. Companies that sell carbon credits to entities trying to offset their greenhouse gas emissions say the market is still in its infancy and prices will become more robust as demand rises.

 

Payment rates of $15 or $20 are commonly mentioned at present for each ton of carbon dioxide that is sequestered or preserved through reduced emissions. The carbon credits created when carbon is sequestered are sold to those who are trying to reduce their own carbon emissions, such as manufacturers and airlines...

 

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Vilsack Stresses Carbon Markets, Nutrition, Rectifying Past Discrimination Against Black Farmers

Challenges Include Covid-19, But the Biden Administration's Climate Policy Offers Opportunities, Says USDA Secretary

 

By Gil Gullickson, Successful Farming

Agriculture.com - 4/6/2021

 

USDA Secretary Tom Vilsack says he and other members of the Obama administration faced an economic calamity when he first headed USDA in 2009.

 

“There were pretty significant risks, a potential depression,” he says. “The focus was obviously on trying to respond to the economic collapse and to get the country on the road to recovery.”

 

The stakes are now higher as he now takes the helm of USDA a second time after his February 2021 confirmation, he says.

 

“Today, we’re dealing with a health care (COVID-19) crisis and an economic crisis hitting the country and impacting and affecting every single American,” he says. “The magnitude of the challenge is significantly greater...

 

CARBON MARKETS ...

 

FEDERAL FARM PAYMENTS ...

 

BLACK FARMERS ... 

 

EXPANDING NUTRITION ACCESS ... 

 

BEST JOB EVER ...

 

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https://www.agriculture.com/news/business/vilsack-stresses-carbon-markets-nutrition-rectifying-usda-discrimination-against-black