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Jun 20, 2024

Level 2 of U.S. cotton trust protocol offers incentives

By Farms.com

The U.S. Cotton Trust Protocol is calling on cotton growers to step forward and engage with the newly launched Climate Smart Cotton Program Level 2. This program offers financial incentives to growers who are ready to elevate their farming practices to new standards of sustainability.

Growers who are already part of Level 1 can apply for Level 2, which provides up to $45 per acre for the adoption of practices like cover cropping and reduced tillage. These practices are essential for improving soil health and reducing the carbon footprint of farming operations.

To qualify for these incentives, growers must verify the adoption of a new Climate Smart Agriculture practice, participate in setting soil health targets, and quantify the greenhouse gas emissions reductions achieved.

Financial rewards vary, with $35 per acre offered for new cover crops and an additional $10 per acre for integrating no-till or enhanced nutrient management.

The program also adds more practice options each year, broadening the scope for more growers to participate. Support is available every step of the way; Grower Enrollment Specialists can guide growers through the enrollment process and help them maximize the benefits of the program.

For those interested in making a positive impact on the environment while also benefiting financially, the Climate Smart Cotton Program Level 2 offers a promising opportunity. More information and enrollment details can be found by contacting the U.S. Cotton Trust Protocol.


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