A Closer Look at RIPE100 Qualifying Practices: Nutrient Management

Chart: Nutrient management provides robust environmental benefitsRIPE’s researchers continually work to expand the set of practices that would qualify for $100 per unit payment under the proposed RIPE100 program by collecting research that demonstrates the combined environmental value of climate-smart practices. Nutrient management (NRCS Code 590) is one of these practices.

Nutrient management, which includes properly applying manure to land, reduces greenhouse gas emissions and provides additional environmental benefits valued at over $750 per acre per year.

We found that farmers and ranchers who adopt nutrient management provide over $750 in air quality benefits. They also improve water quality and reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 0.2 metric tons per acre. 

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