An Indiana-based seed and chemical company says carbon credit programs could be included in crop insurance programs to help farmers offset startup costs.
Emma Fuller with Corteva Agriscience tells Brownfield cost-share programs could create additional incentives. “As long as the cost share is about the practices and not the carbon outcomes, these programs are complementary. You can get paid for carbon outcomes and participate in cost shares as long as the payment is for the practice and not the carbon.”
She says it’s another way to help farmers meet sustainability goals.