Reasons Not To Wait To Join A Carbon Market Program

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Can you afford not to invest in your soil?

-Soil health is a key driver in crop productivity and resiliency; maintaining conventional practices will continue soil degradation and require additional inputs.

-Value-added from certain practice changes take time, the longer you wait, the less time you can benefit from the results.

-According to a study conducted by the Soil Health Institute of 100 corn and soybean growers who adopted conservation practices:

  • 97% of farms reported increased crop resilience to extreme weather
  • Net income increased for 85% of corn growers and 88% of soybean growers
  • 67% reported a higher yield
  • Reduced average cost between $17-$24/ acre 

Market Differentiation

Younger generations are driving the demand for transparency, sustainability, food diversity, quality, and convenience. Early adoption of climate-smart farming can provide the opportunity to capitalize on the growth.

Early Adopters Get Qualified

The rules of common practice set by the registry may disqualify late adopters from participating in carbon market programs. New practice changes cannot be considered common practice, which is often set as a 20% adoption rate.

Land Value

For landowners, implementing practices to restore or improve soil quality will help maintain the productivity of the land and, therefore, the value.

Money Left On The Table

Why wait to receive payments for your efforts? With Agoro Carbon’s payment structure, you will not risk missing out on a rising market because your carbon payments will increase with the market.

Sources
1. “Economics.” Soil Health Institute, 2021, soilhealthinstitute.org/economics/. Accessed 29 Sept. 2021.   Economics – Soil Health Institute
2. Cairns, Alison, et al. “CONSUMPTION BEHAVIOR and TRENDS.” Apr. 2018.
FReSH_Consumption_Report.pdf (wbcsd.org)

Published on: November 25, 2021

Eric Stinson

Agronomist, CCA, Tampa FL


With fifteen years of experience, Eric is an expert in crop management and specialty crop operations. He is a Certified Crop Advisor and has worked on numerous crops throughout the eastern seaboard. His central focus has been integrating biology into agronomic operations—to reduce farm inputs and to improve efficiency and profitability. Despite having grown up on a farm, it was not until Eric began work on local and global farms that he truly appreciated the dedication of a farmer and the pride of their labor. He believes that despite farms differing worldwide, all farmers are stewards of the land and constantly improve through innovation and experimentation. Eric sees agriculture as the intersection of nature and human activity, and that how we manage it dictates the quality of our future. He feels honored to be part of a talented team whose work directly impacts lives and helps lay the foundation for future generations to improve upon.