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North Dakota Farmers Union Interested In Pilot Carbon Program

North Dakota Farmers Union Interested In Pilot Carbon Program

A USDA pilot program set to begin this summer will allow North Dakota ranchers to sell carbon offsets from their grasslands.  North Dakota Farmers Union is very interested in the program and President Woody Barth says it could lessen the amount of land conversion to crops from marginal acres. He says his group is closely studying the program.

Barth says his group learned a lot when they attempted their own carbon sequestration program a few years ago. He says although it was discontinued there were lessons learned and advice they can give USDA in this pilot program.

The carbon payments under the pilot program could range anywhere from $16 to $ 25 an acre. Barth says for more details producers should check with their local USDA service center county office or with North Dakota Farmers Union.

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