A Closer Look at the RIPE Proposal’s Qualifying Practices: Forage and Biomass Planting

Chart showing benefits of forage and biomass planting

Our robust list of qualifying conservation practices deliver public benefits — including soil health, clean water, water conservation, wildlife conservation and climate mitigation — valued at more than $100 per acre or animal unit. One of these practices is planting forage and biomass.

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