Oklahoma farmer challenges Obama to roll up his sleeves on climate change
Photo: Video still from ECOpass Oklahoma
ECOpass purchases pay Oklahoma farmers and ranchers a ($5) per acre payment for implementing conservation practices on their land. Qualifying practices include conversion to no-till cropping, conversion of marginal cropland to grass, improved range management, forestry management, and creation of riparian buffer zones. All of these practices sequester, or store, a measurable amount of carbon in the soil that would otherwise have been emitted into the atmosphere. On average, these practices prevent the emission of half a metric ton of carbon per acre per year. By comparison, the average American emits 20 metric tons of carbon per year.
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