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Year Organization Established a Carbon Program 2021
Affiliated Organization Type Digital Ag Solutions
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Payment Basis to Farmers $/Acre for practice implementation. Farmers can participate in the soil carbon program or the nitrogen management program.
Payment Amount and Details Farmers get market price, and the price range by farm. Farmers are paid after credits are sold, and 30% is retained to cover admin costs and project management costs.
Agricultural System Focus Cropland
Eligible States  CO, IA, ID, IL, IN, KS, KY, LA, MI, MN, MO, MS, MT, ND, NE, OH, OK, OR, SD, TN, TX, WA, WI, WY. Other states are eligible but with considerably more data collection for the farmer.
Eligible Practices Cover crops, reduced till (no-till, strip-till), nitrogen management
Contract Length 10 years for soil carbon, 5 years with annual opt out for nitrogen management
Contract Details The nitrogen management program pays annually, approximately 6-8 months post-harvest.
Monitoring, Reporting and Verification (MRV) Farmers must digitize their data and bring all farm records together in their digital platform, FarmCommand. The  turnkey and includes hardware, software, data plans, installation, maintenance, training and support. All records are monitored in real time during the season. Audit is done by an independent third party. Farmers Edge will digitize historical records at no cost to the farmer. 30% admin fee that is withheld from sale pays for MRV. Farmers incur extra costs to have the hardware and software to collect data installed on their farm.
Digital Tools for MRV FarmCommand is a comprehensive digital platform that includes crop imagery, enhanced fleet experience, severe weather monitoring, automatic hail detection and scouting.
Qualification/eligibility criteria Farmers need to change a practice to qualify for the soil carbon programs. For nitrogen management, a reduction in nitrogen applied is required.
Minimum Acreage 750 acres
Must land be owned? Landowner permission required for soil carbon, not required for nitrogen management
Minimum Data Requirements Current data will be collected digitally. For historical data, Farmers Edge will collect farmer records and digitize them at no cost to the farmer.
Years of management practice data needed 6-10 years of historical data
Does the program pay for past practices? For soil carbon, yes, up to three years. The nitrogen management program does not pay for past implementation.
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Program information was validated by a program representative in April 2022.

For additional details, visit the Farmers Edge’s website