Frequently Asked Questions
Below is a list of commonly asked questions and responses. Use the Contact Us button below to have our Ag Consultant respond to your specific concerns.
Every household and company adds carbon to the atmosphere. This carbon is causing greenhouse gases (GHGs) to increase at alarming rates which effect our global climate. Atmospheric carbon can be drawn-down into the soil and earth. Practices that effectively pull carbon from the air into the soil, like regenerative farming, cause carbon to decrease from the atmosphere. These practices are measured in tons. Regenerative farming that pulls carbon by the ton can “offset” the carbon that other companies or households actually cause to be released into the atmosphere. “Carbon Credits” exist to encourage people to purchase and pay for “good practices” that can draw down carbon (i.e., practices like regenerative farming). Companies and households can purchase carbon credits to create a “carbon neutral” footprint. CNFO2 is part of the carbon trade exchange and sells carbon credits gained from their work with farmers.
Practices that remove carbon from the atmosphere by the tonnage, qualify for carbon credits.
Farmers who choose to engage with CNFO2 can immediately begin practices which build organic matter into the soil. Our team of Ag consultants meet with each farmer to develop the best Regenerative Roadmap by acreage. The resulting effect is qualification for an attestation to adhere to those practices and then immediately qualifies the farmer for an annual payment for the tonnage of carbon credits generated.
Carbon emissions are measured in tonnage. The calculation used by CNFO2 is exactly that published by the United States Environmental Protection Agency: 1,562.4 lbs CO/MWh × (4.536 × 10 metric tons/lb) × 0.001 MWh/kWh = 7.09 × 10 metric tons CO/kWh
(AVERT, U.S. national weighted average CO marginal emission rate, year 2019 data)
Farmers are currently paid between $10 to $16 dollars but have historically been paid $5 to $10 per tonnage.
The exchange rate for credits is similar to any open-market trade system and is based upon supply and demand.