OMAHA (DTN) -- Rice growers in California and the Midsouth could soon take part in a carbon offset program as part of California's regulated carbon market.
The California Air Resources Board on Thursday approved a carbon-offset protocol for rice, the first offset program approved for a crop in the state under California's cap-and-trade program.
Arkansas farmer Mark Isbell was among those watching to see if the rice offset market is approved. Isbell sees the offset market as a way to make a little more money on a production practice that could help water efficiency on his farm.
"There are a ...