Uptick in farmers talking with companies offering carbon payments  

Uptick in farmers talking with companies offering carbon payments  

More farmers are engaged in discussions with companies offering payments to sequester carbon, according to the latest Ag Economy Barometer.

Jim Mintert is the director of the Purdue University Center for Commercial Agriculture.

“Going back to the beginning of 2021, periodically we’ve been asking people about their exposure to and interest in having discussions with companies about getting payments to sequester carbon in row crop agriculture. The responses have varied somewhat from month to month, but in general the response rate with respect to people engaging in discussions specifically with companies about getting paid to sequester carbon has been pretty low but we saw a jump this month,” he says.

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