Central Farm Service is Now Offering the 2022 Truterra™ Carbon Program to Reward Farmers for their Stewardship
Dec 17, 2021
Opportunities for farmers who recently changed practices to improve soil health and for farmers who are just beginning their carbon journey
Truman, December 16, 2021 – Central Farm Service (CFS)FS is bringing farmers in Minnesota and Northern Iowa access to the 2022 Truterra™ carbon offering, on the heels of high farmer interest and participation in Truterra’s inaugural carbon program launched in February 2021. The 2022 Truterra carbon program and carbon market access program provide farmers an additional opportunity to get rewarded for their stewardship and were designed to make the process as streamlined and seamless for farmers as possible. There are no administrative costs, such as soil testing and verification costs, for farmers to participate.
Farmers can get more information and see if they qualify by visiting https://www.truterraag.com/CarbonSurvey before February 1, 2022.
The Truterra carbon programs available through CFS offers two distinct pathways for farmers to get rewarded for their stewardship: One program is designed to reward recent adopters for their investment in carbon-sequestering practices; a second, new program is designed to engage and support farmers through the process of implementing practices for the first time.
“At Central Farm Service, we are very eager to steward this offer for our owners, states KC Graner, CFS SVP of Agronomy. Our owner customers have invested many years into their Central Advantage GS platform to store, manage, and mine their data for insights on bettering crop production and profitability. This foundation of Central Advantage parlays perfectly into all things Carbon and Sustainability, says Graner, as the data will be the currency by which growers capitalize on these emerging markets. TruTERRA offerings fit right into our Central Advantage data systems and allow growers an opportunity to begin testing the waters on new profit opportunities.”
The first pathway, the 2022 Truterra carbon program, is designed for farmers who have recently adopted soil health management practices that store additional carbon in their soils, such as significant reductions in tillage and the addition of cover crops. Farmers may be eligible to receive $20 per ton of additional carbon stored. The eligible cropping systems include corn, wheat, or cotton as part of farmers’ crop rotations.
The second pathway, the 2022 Truterra carbon market access program, is designed to be an on-ramp for farmers just getting started with regenerative practices and rewards farmers for taking the first step toward improving soil health in preparation to potentially market their carbon next year. Participating farmers may be eligible to receive a one-time payment of $2 per acre for eligible practice change in crop year 2022. Participating farmers will maintain ownership of their carbon rights in current and future years and are not required to make a long-term commitment. Importantly, at the end of crop year 2022 farmers may be eligible to receive an offer from Truterra for carbon removed through these practices in 2023 and beyond.
The Truterra carbon program and carbon market access program offered through CFS is one of the largest carbon credit programs in the US and represents unparalleled speed to market from program enrollment to farmer payments. The programs focus on generating the industry’s most attractive farmer return per acre and providing the most farmer-favorable contract opportunity in the crowded carbon marketplace.
For more information about the 2022 carbon program and how to get involved, visit https://www.truterraag.com/Carbon.
About Central Farm Service (CFS)
Central Farm Service (CFS) is committed to sustainability and the cooperative way of doing business. Our members own the company, guide the decision-making process, and share the benefits that come from working together. Headquartered in Truman, Minnesota, we serve more than 4,000 producers in southern Minnesota and northern Iowa. We are highly diversified with products and services in grain marketing and merchandising, crop production and seed, feed manufacturing, bulk petroleum, and producer financing. Each day we strive to live our purpose of providing Trusted Service and Cooperative Value to members. To learn more, visit www.cfscoop.com.
About Truterra, LLC
Truterra is a leading sustainability solutions provider, advancing and connecting sustainability efforts throughout the food system at scale – from farmers to ag retailers to value chain collaborators including food and fiber companies. Truterra positions farmers for success by providing them tools and resources to establish a stewardship baseline, track progress on every field they farm, access conservation resources, and prepare for ecosystem services market opportunities. The Truterra™ network brings together the best in agricultural technology and precision conservation to drive sustainability across the food system, feeding people, safeguarding the planet, and supporting farmer livelihoods. Truterra was launched in 2016 by Land O'Lakes, Inc., a member-owned cooperative that spans the spectrum from agricultural production to consumer foods. To learn more, visit www.truterraag.com.
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