Local

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.

Recent Headlines

in National

GM recalls 717K vehicles, not for ignition switches

generalmotors

General Motors Co. announced six recalls covering more than 700,000 vehicles in the United States for varying reasons.

in National

Senate panel approves Veterans Affairs nominee

mcdonald

Bob McDonald, President Obama's choice to run the VA, looks set for an easy Senate confirmation.

in Local

New Management Plan Being Developed For Lake

lake

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is drafting an updated management plan for Fort Randall Dam and Lake Francis Case.

in Local

Board Will Name Stuff

meeting room

The South Dakota Board on Geographic Names is holding a meeting next week to gain public input on the naming of a creek and an island near Sioux Falls.

in Local

Noem Supports Perry National Guard Decision

Kristi Noem 20513

South Dakota Congresswoman Kristi Noem says she supports the move by Texas Governor Rick Perry to move one thousand national guardsmen to that states southern border.