A Closer Look at RIPE100 Qualifying Practices: Forage and Biomass Planting

Chart showing benefits of forage and biomass planting

At RIPE, we continually work to expand the set of RIPE100 qualifying practices. Here we highlight forage and biomass planting, which provides over $100 per acre in environmental benefits.

Producers who plant forage and biomass provide significant climate benefits. The practice reduces greenhouse gas emissions nearly 1 metric ton per acre, which is worth $50 per acre. However, the practice can also deliver nearly $240 in water quality benefits per acre, reaching a total of $287 per acre.

Review our methodology and sources in the chart here and access our current list of proposed qualifying practices here