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Year Organization Established a Carbon Program 2021
Affiliated Organization Type Standalone carbon company
Affiliated Organizations Continuum Ag
Buyers secured
The website lists a handful of small companies as customers: Flagship Pioneering, People's Company, and BloomThink. CIBO allows growers to sell directly to buyers.
CIBO Carbon Bridge (Get paid for practice implementation) CIBO Carbon Credits (Verra) (Get paid for carbon credits) CIBO Certified Regenerative Grain (Rewards early practice adopters) CIBO Practice History (Get paid to validate remotely sensed data)
Payment Basis to Farmers $/Acre for practice implementation  $/ton of carbon generated $/acre $/field
Payment Amount and Details Up to $35/acre in Yr 1 for cover crop and no-till, up to $14/acre for cover crop only and up to $14 for no-till only. Payments go down each year up to year four, and growers generate credits to sell starting in Yr 5.  Growers are paid when credits are sold $1/acre, up to $1,000. The program provides written certification of regenerative practices that can be used to seek premium pricing. $100 per qualified field, up to 5 fields
Agricultural System Focus Cropland Cropland Cropland Cropland
Eligible States
Eligible Practices Cover crops and/or no-till Cover cropping, conservation tillage, no-till and/or reduced nitrogen Cover cropping, no-till The program pays farmers to validate CIBO’s remotely sensed data. 
Contract Length 10 years 10 years One-time sign-up No long term commitment
Contract Details 10 years with annual opt-out beginning in Yr 4. Conventional Tillage disqualifies from the program 10 years with annual opt-out beginning in Yr 4. Conventional Tillage disqualifies from the program
Monitoring, Reporting and Verification (MRV) Program provides free agronomic support Enroll fields in CIBO Carbon Verified for free. CIBO technology  verifies, quantifies and reports on results. Verification is done remotely using CIBO’s remote sensing and computer vision technology
Digital Tools for MRV
Qualification/eligibility criteria Adoption of new practices, adoption of practice in Fall 2020 or later, maintain the practices at all times and no land use changes within the past 10 years (i.e. wetland conversion, forest removal, etc. ) Adoption of new practices, adoption of practice in Fall 2020 or later, maintain the practices at all times and no land use changes within the past 10 years (i.e. wetland conversion, forest removal, etc. ) The program is for growers who have practiced cover cropping or no-till for 3 years or more and may not qualify for some carbon markets. Eligible land may not be enrolled in any other carbon program •A grower must draw or upload field boundaries, and answer some questions about management practices •Provide data on cash crop type and tillage method(s) used for the past 3 years •A grower is still eligible for future participation in carbon programs
Minimum Acreage
Must land be owned?
Minimum Data Requirements
Years of management practice data needed
Does the program pay for past practices? Yes, for practices adopted starting in Fall 2020
Additional Information CIBO Carbon Bridge CIBO Carbon Credits CIBO Certified Regenerative Grain CIBO Practice Data
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Program information was validated by a program representative in October 2022.

For additional details, visit the CIBO’s  website