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Rice Farmers Embrace Sustainable Ag, Earn First-Ever Carbon Credits
Missouri Ag Connection - 06/15/2017

Seven rice farmers Wednesday made history when Microsoft purchased the first ever carbon credits generated from rice farmers, all because these pioneers tested out a radical idea -- that by implementing conservation practices on their crops, rice farmers could reduce methane emissions and thereby generate a carbon credit that could later be sold on the carbon market.

A diverse group of like-minded partners guided the farmers through the process, with funding from the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service under the Conservation Innovation Grants program and other investors.

Meet four of those farmers -- collectively known as Nature's Stewards -- through the NRCS interactive story: .

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