New Program Allows Colorado Farmers to Sell Carbon Dioxide Credits

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10min 53sec

Business that generate pollution are paying farmers like Rick Jackson, who has a 2,000-acre farm north of Sterling, to take land out of production. The untilled soil acts as a trap for carbon dioxide. Jackson is one of 44 northeastern Colorado farmers who have enrolled in the program. Ryan Warner talks to Tony Frank, director of renewable energy development for the Rocky Mountain Farmers Union.