Participate in Farmers Union Carbon Credit Program where Farmers can Earn Income with a No-Till Production.
QBE Farmers Union Insurance's agents can also help you determine if you are eligible to participate in the National Farmers Union's Carbon Credit Program
which allows agricultural producers and landowners to earn income by storing carbon in their soil through no-till crop production and long-term grass seeding practices. Carbon storage or "sequestration" helps reduce carbon dioxide emissions. Carbon dioxide is one of six "greenhouse gases" that trap heat in the atmosphere, producing an increase in the temperature of the earth or "global warming," according to scientists. QBE Farmers Union has earned approval from the Chicago Climate Exchange to aggregate carbon credits. QBE Farmers Union will enroll producer acreages of carbon into blocks of credits that will be traded on the Exchange, much like other agricultural commodities are traded. Large companies and other entities purchase credits daily on the Exchange to offset their own carbon emissions into the atmosphere. Some have signed on to the Kyoto Treaty and are required to reduce emissions or buy offsetting credits. Once the credits are sold, producers earn income based on the acres they have enrolled.