The Center for Rural Affairs is considering implementing a reward system for farmers and ranchers who take steps to cut down the greenhouse gasses emitted by their operations. Johnathan Hladik, with the CRA, published the report, and says the ag industry contributes a relatively small amount of pollution into the atmosphere, but nonetheless, he wants them to go green.
Practices that could potentially be rewarded include planting trees and using less fertilizer. Other, more technical measures include using no-till techniques when it could promote carbon sequestration.
The center is also considering having farmers store carbon pollution from other industries as well.