The Wisconsin Farmers Union wants to help landowners sell carbon credits.
Wisconsin farmers raising crops with no-tillage, who operate an anaerobic digester, or have grasslands seeded since 1999 may qualify to sell the credits designed to help off-set pollution. The credits are sold as a commodity for those who want to compensate for high carbon emissions.
Wisconsin Farmers Union President Sue Beitlich says the group is offering help to farmers who want to sell the credits.
The Union is holding forums throughout the state today and Friday to help promote the program. Beitlich says getting involved is easy for many farmers who are already using these conservation practices. She says the amount a landowner can make from the credits varies, depending on the market.