As the September 1st deadline to enroll in the agricultural carbon credit program approaches, officials are pushing to get as many farmers as possible to sign up.
The plan advises farmers on agricultural practices which limit carbon emissions. Lt. Governor Barbara Lawton says these conservation methods include planting trees, sustaining native range lands, converting crop lands or capturing methane from anaerobic manure digesters. She says getting involved is especially easy for farmers who are already using these practices.
Lawton and the Wisconsin Farmers Union are promoting the program as free to enroll and profitable for landowners, an average of roughly a dollar an acre. The money comes from the individual credits being sold collectively on the Carbon Exchange in Chicago.
The Lt. Governor and officials from the Wisconsin Farmers Union will be in Cambridge Monday night for an information gathering.
Farmers interested in the program can click here .