• Gustavo Bernal Torres

In Rare Bipartisan Move, Senate Approves Bill To Help Farmers Profit On Climate Action

Farmers and foresters can generate the credits by changing their operations to cut emissions or pull more carbon dioxide from the air into soil or trees.

  • The Senate overwhelmingly passed a bill on Thursday to help shore up private agriculture and forestry carbon markets. The vote was 92-8.

  • The bill — a rare example of bipartisan action on climate — asks the Agriculture Department to create a certification program to help farmers, ranchers and foresters navigate a growing array of private-sector programs and make money by selling carbon credits. Such landowners can generate the credits by changing their operations to cut emissions or pull more carbon dioxide from the air into soil or trees.

Source: https://www.politico.com/news/2021/06/24/senate-farmers-carbon-agriculture-496029

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