US Biofuel farmers could benefit twice from cap and trade

I think that farmers in the US might be able to benefit twice from some carbon cap-and-trade proposals, according to this piece from the Des Moines Register. First they’d have to move to no-till planting and secondly they’d have to get some kind of a share of  the credit from the biofuel producers. Looks interesting though. 

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3 Responses to US Biofuel farmers could benefit twice from cap and trade

  1. David B. Benson 7 October, 2008 at 12:21 am #

    No-till is wonderful, but does not do a thing regarding carbon in the soil:

    http://climateprogress.org/2008/05/21/no-till-farming-does-not-save-carbon-and-is-not-a-carbon-offset/

  2. Simon Robinson 7 October, 2008 at 10:08 am #

    that is interesting, I guess the benefit must be that it does less damage to soil structure than ploughing then…

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  3. David B. Benson 7 October, 2008 at 11:50 pm #

    Also saves about three passes over the field with the tractor; around here, at least, reduces erosion.

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