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AgriCapture's breakthrough - Rice emission reduction

AgriCapture's breakthrough - Rice emission reduction

By Jamie Martin

AgriCapture makes history with the issuance of the first US rice carbon credits, signaling a pivotal moment in sustainable agriculture. Through innovative methane reduction strategies, AgriCapture achieves a substantial 37,000-ton CO2 equivalent reduction in emissions, validated by the Climate Action Reserve.

These credits, generated under the Soil Enrichment Protocol, signify a shift towards climate-smart farming. AgriCapture's focus on water conservation and methane reduction not only mitigates greenhouse gas emissions but also supports American farmers in adopting economically viable and sustainable practices.

Tyler Hull, president of AgriCapture, underscores the company's commitment to incentivizing sustainable farming, stating, "We're building a financial instrument to transition U.S. farming to low carbon intensity practices." AgriCapture's rigorous data collection ensures the integrity of carbon credits, further enhancing the agricultural industry's sustainability efforts.

Peter Bachmann, president of the USA Rice Federation, commends US rice farmers' dedication to sustainability. He praises AgriCapture for incentivizing innovative techniques that promote environmental stewardship while maintaining crop yield.

This initiative's impact extends beyond emission reduction. Across 455 rice fields in four states, water savings of over 9 billion gallons highlight the environmental and economic benefits of climate-friendly practices. AgriCapture's leadership sets a precedent for global agricultural transformation.

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