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Carbon credits can be a win-win for rice farmers: Part II

Savings from water conservation efforts could pay off for Arkansas rice farmers in more ways than one.

Jim Whitaker says he’s using about 50 percent less water to irrigate his rice than he was a few years ago.

Not all of the reduction is due to his involvement in the carbon credit market, but it’s part of the package of sustainability he and three other Arkansas farmers are bringing to their operations in the Arkansas Rice Belt.

Whitaker, who switched to zero-grade, continuous rice several years ago; Mike Sullivan, Burdette, Ark.; and Mark Isbell, North Little Rock, Ark., talked about their experience with carbon credits at the Arkansas Rice Annual Meeting in Stuttgart, Ark.

To watch the other videos in this series, visit:

http://www.deltafarmpress.com/rice/we-have-tell-our-story-say-sustainable-rice-panel-members

http://www.deltafarmpress.com/rice/new-conservation-systems-requiring-adjustments-farmers-part-iii

http://www.deltafarmpress.com/rice/carbon-credits-profit-opportunities-rice-farmers

 

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