Common Sense Bipartisan Policy To Support Farmers & the Environment

RIPE (Rural Investment to Protect our Environment) is dedicated to advancing a comprehensive climate policy that invests in sustainable farming & enables farmers to earn a fair profit for delivering valuable benefits to our shared air, water & soil.

Our nation’s farmers and ranchers, the original stewards of the environment, are an important part of the solution when it comes to addressing climate change through their meticulous care of the water, soil and air.

Federal climate policy may pass in the next couple of years, and the policy designs being discussed in Washington D.C. do not adequately reflect the interests of growers and their contributions to environmental solutions.

RIPE is a non-profit program dedicated to helping farmers secure a profit opportunity from climate policy.

We're pleased to announce the recent addition of our new Policy Director, Trey Cooke to the RIPE team. Trey has over two decades of conservation experience will play an integral role in ensuring that we advance #farmers first-choice climate policy!

Current carbon banking proposals offer a guaranteed price to #farmers and #ranchers for GHG reductions, but overlook the ecosystem services gained from implementation of voluntary stewardship practices. 1/2

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What Industry Experts Say About RIPE…

“RIPE provides a promising path for farmers to turn specific, widely-accepted, science-based metrics that measure outcomes into practical methods that can incentivize farmers to adopt practices that they may not currently be implementing on their farm, and be rewarded for their efforts. These efforts will be critical in addressing issues like climate, water quality, and financial instability.”

“I really appreciate RIPE’s big picture approach to how climate legislation can benefit [the Agricultural industry] instead of punish it.”

“RIPE is a collaborative effort that recognizes animal agriculture’s positive contribution to our planet, including driving the demand base for millions of acres of carbon sequestrating feed grains and oil seeds, as well as providing a significant amount of natural fertilizers which reduces our need for fossil fuel based fertilizer production.”

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