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Carbon Market for ND Prairie
Chris Clayton DTN Ag Policy Editor
Thu Nov 7, 2013 11:25 AM CST

OMAHA (DTN) -- Trying to stem the tide of land conversions to crops in the Prairie Pothole region, a pilot program spurred by a USDA grant has gotten a greenlight to sell carbon offsets from grasslands in North Dakota.

By next summer, at least 114 landowners in an eight-county area in North Dakota could be collecting carbon payments that would range from $16 to $25 an acre, as long as the land stays in prairie or pasture.

Several environmental and conservation groups last week, as well as USDA, issued news releases praising the development of a new carbon market for ...

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