Selling agricultural carbon credits is now a reality for U.S. farmers as Shopify prepares to finalize its initial high-volume purchase through Nori’s carbon removal marketplace. Upon completion, financial compensation will be delivered to noted Midwest row crop grower, Kelly Garrett, who is enrolled in CarbonNOW — a program developed by Locus Agricultural Solutions® (Locus AG) to lead farmers through the carbon credit process and maximize earnings.
Locus AG Named a New 50 to Watch by Cleantech Group for Farming Solutions That Combat the Climate CrisisLocus Ag Solutions2020-11-03T06:47:04-05:00
Agtech startup recognized for CarbonNOW program and Rhizolizer soil technologies that supercharge carbon removal and on-farm profits
A farmer enrolled in a carbon sequestration program through Locus AG’s CarbonNOW program pointed out recently that a growing field of corn sequesters as much (or more) carbon than the Amazon rain forest, or at least a comparable acreage of rain forest.
Caltec Ag announces that it now represents Locus Ag Solutions, producers of Rhizolizer and Pantego microbial products, in the western states. Caltec Ag offers Rhizolizer and other products for potatoes, onions, hops, seed grass, mint and sugarbeets.
Indigo Ag has revealed a long list of corporate buyers for its carbon credits, including finance giants Barclays and JPMorgan Chase, e-commerce enabler Shopify, and tech veteran IBM.
Selling agricultural carbon credits is now a reality for U.S. farmers. Shopify is preparing to finalize its initial high-volume purchase through Nori’s carbon removal marketplace. Upon completion, financial compensation will be delivered to, Kelly Garrett, an Arion, Iowa, farmer enrolled in CarbonNOW.
Farmers, take note: Carbon stored in soil could soon become its own commodity crop. That’s the message from developers, corporations, and legislators pushing for new carbon markets specifically tailored to agriculture.
Locus Agricultural Solutions has a product and a program for you. The product is Rhizolizer, a patented fermented probiotic soil amendment product. It incorporates two microorganisms to increase root masses, improve yields and provide better nitrogen uptake to plants through the roots. The product shows benefits not only with commodity crops like corn, cotton and soybeans, but with a range of row and tree crops including strawberries, citrus, watermelon, apples, almonds, peanuts, wheat and even sod.
In the first three parts of this series we identified agriculture’s responsibility for greenhouse gas emissions, and some solutions. Another way to lower overall GHG is through viable carbon trading platforms. In effect, farmers who do specific practices would participate in carbon trading markets and get paid to store carbon and build soil health.