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.

As President Biden’s Administration and the 117th Congress consider climate policy, including the proposed USDA Carbon Bank, they can transform the partisan nature of comprehensive climate change by integrating  a policy adjustment that addresses farmers’ economic needs. RIPE proposes a plan that invests in our nation’s shared natural resources beyond climate, and includes a price floor for the array of ecosystem services farmers deliver when voluntarily investing in climate-smart practices, not just carbon.

This approach to comprehensive climate policy helps eliminate risk for farmers to invest in conservation measures and to promote comprehensive climate policy in the U.S.

YES to the reccoms of Keystone Group Carbon Bank Tsk Force:The bank could set precedent for paying for add’l environ benefits, such as water quality & rewarded thru other environ markets. It's time to value all environ srvcs provided by farmers & ranchers https://www.keystone.org/decarbonization-dialogue-subgroup-submits-carbon-bank-recommendations-to-department-of-agriculture/

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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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