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Permalink Rice Farmers Sell First Carbon Credits

USDA logoSeven rice farmers who implemented conservation measures that reduced methane emissions generated carbon credits that were sold to Microsoft. Their story is featured in an NRCS interactive online story, "Nature's Stewards." The voluntary conservation practices implemented by the California, Arkansas, and Mississippi farmers not only generated carbon credits but also reduced energy consumption and water use. An NRCS Conservation Innovation Grant helped fund the development of the sale process, which was guided by a diverse group of like-minded partners, including Terra Global Capital, American Carbon Registry (ACR), USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS), California Rice Commission, White River Irrigation District and the Environmental Defense Fund (EDF).

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