A Closer Look at the RIPE Proposal’s Qualifying Practices: Nutrient Management

chart shows that nutrient management provides robust environmental benefits

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. 

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