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Year Organization Established a Carbon Program 2021
Affiliated Organization Type Farmer to farmer network
Affiliated Organizations Farmer Business Network
Buyers secured No buyers are publicly listed
Payment Basis to Farmers  $/ton of carbon generated
Payment Amount and Details $20/carbon credit floor price. Gradable allows farmers to bank their credits and take advantage of possible upsides in the market. 60% of credits earned are issued to the farmer over a 5-year period, 25% of credits will be withheld to cover avoidable and unavoidable losses of carbon over a 100 year period and the remaining 15% will be retained by Gradable to cover sampling, verification, administration and fees.
Agricultural System Focus Livestock, Cropland
Eligible States All US states
Eligible Practices
Practices that earn carbon credits include:
  • Going no-till or reducing tillage
  • Incorporating cover crops
  • Diversifying your crop rotation
  • Reducing nitrogen use
Contract Length 5 years
Contract Details Practices must be maintained 5 years beyond the initial 5 years.
Monitoring, Reporting and Verification (MRV) Gradable has an optional add-on agronomy service plan -Gradable Plan- that includes soil sampling, fertilizer recommendations, and biological/cover crop recommendations for the farmer. The company uses a third party for verifications
Digital Tools for MRV Gradable platform
Qualification/eligibility criteria Practices are eligible if they have been adopted in a field two years before entering the Gradable Carbon program.
Minimum Acreage
Must land be owned? No
Minimum Data Requirements
Years of management practice data needed
Does the program pay for past practices? Practices are eligible if they have been adopted in a field two years before entering the Gradable Carbon program.
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For additional details, visit the Gradable’s website