Farmers say carbon credit efforts improve soil health, boost revenues

    January 18, 2022

    Farms across the US are seeing improved soil health and higher crop yields after participating in carbon farming programs that produce nature-based carbon credits sold as offsets in the voluntary carbon market, participating farmers said Jan. 13.

    Read the story

    “The water-holding capacity in the soil is built up by that soil's microbial action, and those microbes need the carbon in order to grow," said Paul Overby, who farms 1,900 acres of grains in North Dakota near the Canadian border, during agriculture technology firm Indigo’s carbon farming strategies virtual workshop.