The 2022 Truterra carbon program and carbon market access programs provide farmers a profitable way to get rewarded for their stewardship. These programs include opportunities for farmers who recently changed practices to improve soil health as well as for farmers who are just beginning their carbon journey.

Work with the Leader in Soil Carbon Programs

When you choose Truterra for your carbon program, you can trust you are in good hands. Truterra is one of the largest carbon credit programs in the US, offering unparalleled speed in the market from program enrollment to farmer payments. As the premier farmer-driven carbon program, we focus on generating the industry’s highest farmer return per acre and have been described as the most farmer-favorable contract opportunity in the marketplace.

Pathway 1

Earn $20/ton for additional carbon removed due to practice changes on eligible land for up to five years back with no fees and favorable contract terms. Participating farmers will receive a one-time payment paid in full upon completion of verification (fall 2022).

The Details:

  • Qualifying management practices include reduced/
    no-till and addition of cover crops.
  • Practice change must have been made between crop
    year 2017 and crop year 2021.
  • Payments are made based on carbon tonnage.
  • The program is available within cropping systems
    including corn, soybeans, wheat, or cotton in rotation.
  • Farmers who participated in 2021 may also participate.

Pathway 2

Earn $2/acre for eligible practice change in crop year 2022 with no long-term commitment. The Truterra carbon market access program rewards you for taking the first step toward improving soil health in preparation to market your carbon next year. Participating farmers may also be eligible to participate in future carbon program(s) for carbon removed through these practices at the end of crop year 2022, in addition to their $2/acre payment.

The Details:

  • Farmers maintain all carbon rights.
  • Qualifying management practices include new
    implementation of reduced/no-till and/or cover crops.
  • Practice change must be made in crop year 2022
    (including fall 2021).
  • Payment will be made upon satisfactory completion
    of data collection.
  • Capacity is limited and is available within cropping
    systems including corn, soybean, wheat, or cotton
    in rotation.

Enrolling is simple! Begin by taking this 30-second survey by February 1, 2022. If eligible, soil samples will be taken and payment will be covered by Truterra.