Who is eligible for the Corteva Carbon Initiative?
To be eligible for payment, you are required to:
- Farm field crops in a state within Corteva Carbon's current service area (Arkansas, Colorado, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Nebraska, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Maryland, Delaware, and Wisconsin) At this time, we do not service rangeland, pastureland, orchards, vineyards, or other afforested areas. Fruits and vegetables are also ineligible.
- Farm crops included in the following list: Barley, Canola (Fall & Spring planted), Corn, Cotton, Dry Edible Beans, Dry Field Peas, Flax, Oats, Peanuts, Rye, Sorghum, Soybeans, Sugar Beets, Sunflowers, Wheat (Winter & Spring). If you farm a crop not included here such as Rice, Potatoes, or Pumpkins, those fields are not currently eligible.
- Adopt or advance at least one new carbon farming practice: adding cover crops, increasing cover crop diversity or growth period, reducing tillage, diversifying your rotation, or moving your Nitrogen application closer to planting
- Submit all field and management information by required deadlines, beginning with contracting your field boundaries on our web platform
- Experience an increase in overall carbon sequestered and greenhouse gas emissions reduced on your farm, as determined by Corteva Carbon using your management information
Additionally, you must meet the following requirements:
- You must have the exclusive rights to operate your enrolled acres
- You cannot already be enrolled in a program in which you are paid for generating carbon credits
- The ecosystem cannot have been cleared in the last 10 years