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Landowners in the Middle James GSA can now purchase credits from the Spink County site.

July 30, 2019

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WETLAND TRADE: Water collects in a prairie wetland. 34.6 wetland mitigation credits are now available for purchase in the Middle James Geographic Service Area. Lon Tonneson

A second agriculture wetland mitigation bank has released credits for purchase through the South Dakota Ag Wetland Exchange.

SDAWE provides ag wetland bank credits for sale to landowners to offset impacts from past or planned wetland conversions.

The second wetland mitigation bank site is located in Spink County, which is part of the Middle James Geographic Service Area. The credits are available for purchase by landowners who are located in the same GSA.

"Momentum is definitely growing in wetland mitigation banking, and South Dakota Farm Bureau is pleased to offer another option for landowners to access credits, which may assist them in their wetland conversions," says Krystil Smit, SDFB executive director.

Earlier this year, 11.5 credits were made available in Deuel County, S.D., in the Minnesota River GSA. According to Smit, those credits are nearly all sold, with only 2.9 available credits remaining in the first release.

The second bank site has 34.6 credits for sale.

Wetland mitigation allows producers to comply with federal Swampbuster regulations. The program was created by the 2014 Farm Bill.

You can begin the credit trading process by visiting SDAWE online. Potential buyers are able to make purchase offers on available credits through the website.

If credits are not available in a specific area, visitors to the site can enter their contact information and sign up to be notified when credits become available.

SDFB is the sponsor of the SDAWE. The state farm bureau continues to seek landowner host sites for ag wetland mitigation in other service areas throughout South Dakota. Contact the SDFB office at 605-353-8050.

Source: SDFB, which is solely responsible for the information provided and is wholly owned by the source. Informa Business Media and all its subsidiaries are not responsible for any of the content contained in this information asset.

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