Can Regenerative Agriculture Help Your Land Earn More?

Can Regenerative Agriculture Help Your Land Earn More?

Good news for landowners looking to make extra income: your land is already storing carbon and you can sell those carbon credits for cash! 

When listing your land for carbon offsets, you can agree to additional activities that will allow your property to store more carbon to earn more carbon credits. One such activity is regenerative agriculture. 

What is Regenerative Agriculture? 

Regenerative agriculture is an approach to farming intended to restore the organic carbon of degraded soils to reduce climate impact. More specifically, regenerative agricultural practices aim to:

  • Contribute to soil generation, fertility and health
  • Increase water percolation and retention, as well as clean and safe water runoff
  • Add to biodiversity and ecosystem health and resiliency
  • Remove CO2 from the atmosphere by increasing soil carbon sequestration

The last point is key if you are a landowner interested in earning extra money off your land. By increasing the carbon sequestration on your property with regenerative agriculture, your land will be worth more carbon credits that you can sell on the voluntary carbon market. 

You can find your land’s current carbon offsets value (and see how that value can be increased with practices like regenerative farming) using LandGate’s Carbon LandEstimate™.

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The Benefits of Regenerative Agriculture

So how can you practice regenerative agriculture on your land? Here are some of the methods landowners use:

  • No-till farming where seeds are drilled into the soil in lieu of plowing
  • Growing cover crops over soil following the main crop harvest
  • Rotating three or more crops over several years (known as “diverse crop rotation”)
  • Rotating between crops and grazing livestock

No-till farming and the use of cover crops can reduce soil erosion and encourage water filtration. Diversification of crop rotation can lower the need for pesticides, while the addition of grazing livestock can increase vegetation and protect water sources. These are just a few of the many benefits to regenerative farming practices – but the biggest benefit of all is the money you’ll pocket each month thanks to small changes in the way you farm your land!

Selling Carbon Credits on LandGate

Energy investors want to buy the carbon credits generated from your land – and LandGate makes the entire process fast and easy. We’ve calculated the carbon credits of every parcel in the U.S., factoring in planned regenerative agriculture practices on each one. You can view this information for FREE – along with verified details on thousands of potential buyers – when you claim ownership of your property or list your carbon credits on LandGate’s Marketplace.

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