A Closer Look at the RIPE Proposal’s Qualifying Practices: Nutrient Management
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.
Nutrient management (NRCS Code 590), which includes properly applying manure to land, reduces greenhouse gas emissions and provides additional environmental benefits valued at over $610 per acre per year.
Farmers and ranchers who adopt nutrient management provide over $550 in air quality benefits. They also provide $46 per acre in water quality benefits and reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 0.2 metric tons per acre.