Carbon sequestration program grows in 2023

Cargill is expanding their carbon sequestration program in 2023.

RegenConnect is a program that pays farmers for the carbon sequestered on their farm as they implement sustainable ag practices like cover crops and reduced tillage.

Clay Edwards, a sustainability program lead with Cargill, tells Brownfield the RegenConnect program now includes cotton, which means 9 more states can participate including North and South Carolina, Colorado, Mississippi, Alabama, Oklahoma, Louisiana and Texas.

“If a farmer wants to plant a cotton field and implement brand new soil health practices, farmers can sell their bales to Cargill as regeneratively sourced bales and get a carbon benefit, too.”

Cargill will also increase payments to farmers enrolled in the 2023 program, up to $35 per metric ton of carbon sequestered per acre.

“We try to be transparent about how we are paying farmers and we’re actually paying farmers for these practices.”

Edwards says crop growers from across the Midwest can participate in the program. Learn more about RegenConnect.

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