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Agriculture Industry Bets on Carbon as a New Cash Crop

Jacob Bunge of The Wall Street Journal reports on how the agriculture industry is betting on carbon as a new cash crop.

The C3 Take
  • The agriculture industry has begun to find a new source of revenue: carbon sequestration.
  • Sequestering carbon in the soil is beneficial not only to our atmosphere but for soil quality as well.

“Agricultural companies, long criticized as environmental villains, say that paying farmers to maximize those natural processes can put the scale of modern farming behind a potential climate solution. Farmers, following half a decade of lean crop prices, are contemplating a possible new source of income that is less dependent on weather and agricultural commodity markets.”

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