Carbon markets are becoming a hot topic in agriculture. Farmers can be paid for implementing good conservation practices. Syngenta’s Head of Sustainable and Responsible Business Liz Hunt says planting cover crops and no-till are two great solutions to sequester carbon in the soil. “We can assign a value to that. Those are measured in a carbon dioxide equivalent. Then, those credits are sold through registries to companies seeking to reduce their footprint.” Hunt says there are different programs and offers available that reward farmers who are already implementing good conservation practices. “I would also encourage farmers, is there something else they could add to their already good practices that can help make them better than they already are?” Check out this episode of the “We’re All Ears” podcast on Podbean, the Golden Harvest website, Apple Podcast, Google Podcast and Spotify.
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