FARM BUSINESS NEWS
Nutrients Trade Launched
Todd Neeley DTN Staff Reporter
Mon Mar 17, 2014 12:21 PM CDT

CINCINNATI (DTN) -- Farmers in the Ohio River Basin will get paid to expand conservation practices and reduce nutrient loads in the river as part of the country's first-ever interstate program for water-quality trades.

The Electric Power Research Institute completed a transaction Tuesday on the interstate credits for water nutrients trading during the launch of a voluntary Ohio River Basin pilot program. State officials, farmers and others acknowledged the program will depend on farmers' willingness to expand conservation and on energy companies and others success in building trust with the agriculture community.

The trading program, which has been under development ...

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