How Do Carbon Credits Work?

Alberta farmers have the opportunity to do their part to help reduce greenhouse gas emissions by observing certain standards. These practices earn farmers ‘carbon credits’, which — with the help of Trimble Ag’s Sustainability Team — they can sell back to regulated industries to offset their emissions. These practices go a long way toward achieving compliance with international environmental standards and, with the right paperwork and data support, they can also put extra cash in farmers’ pockets!

Key benefits include:

  • Getting paid for implementing sustainable farming practices
  • Reducing your farm’s carbon footprint
  • Aligning your farm with consumer demands
  • Discovering new efficiencies that save you time and money
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What Are Carbon Credits?

Carbon credits can be generated when eligible farmers document sustainability practices that are included in several ‘best practices’ protocols, including the Conservation Cropping (Zero Tillage) and the Nitrogen Oxide Emission Reduction Protocol (NERP) Protocols.

Trimble helps farmers provide evidence for the carbon credits they are earning through environmentally sustainable farming practices. We help you work through these steps to ensure that you receive maximum return for your carbon offset credits.

What's the return on documenting sustainable farming practices?

There’s never been a better time to take advantage of carbon offsets. The value of a carbon credit is $30 per metric tonne (or CO2e), effective January 1, 2019. This represents a 50% increase over previous years and is expected to increase 66% by 2022!

What are our customers saying?

We’ve been participating in this program for five-plus years now. I’ve been getting between $1 and $1.80 an acre, which might seem small but every little bit helps. For my farm that might be $9,000 for only a few hours of work a year.”

– Wayne Erickson, Viking, Alberta

Let’s Get Started

Take the next step and cash in on carbon today. Click below to talk to the Trimble Ag Sustainability Team and learn more.

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