The bill builds on the Iowa senator’s efforts to recognize the agriculture community’s commitment to conservation and responsible land stewardship.
WASHINGTON—A bipartisan bill supported by U.S. Senator Joni Ernst (R-Iowa)—a member of the Senate Agriculture Committee—to help cut red tape for farmers and forest landowners interested in entering carbon credit markets passed the Senate today.
“Iowa’s hardworking farmers continue to lead the way on conservation, and this bipartisan effort that passed the Senate today will reduce barriers for Iowa farmers looking to enter carbon credit markets and adopt climate-smart conservation practices,” said Senator Ernst.
The Growing Climate Solutions Act would create a certification program at USDA to help solve technical entry barriers to farmer and forest landowner participation in carbon credit markets, including access to reliable information about markets, qualified technical service providers, and protocol verifiers. The bill would also:
The bill now heads to the House of Representatives.