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Special Announcement: The Farm Bureau Family of Companies is dedicated to providing for and protecting Michiganders. To this end, we are encouraging all policyholders and members to review their coverage limits on their insurance policy(ies). With recent increases in the cost of goods, services, and construction, we want to do our part to ensure Michigan residents are properly protected. Please contact your local agent if you believe that your coverage limits may need to be increased.

Carbon Sequestration and Ecosystem Services Markets #73

Ecosystem services markets are rapidly evolving. These would include carbon sequestration, phosphorus reduction, water quality and conservation, and others. Ecosystem services markets typically function with a financial exchange for outcomes (credits).

We support:

  • Ecosystem services markets to remain voluntary.
  • Sound science and public research related to ecosystem services credits addressing Michigan’s diverse agricultural industries. 
  • Standardization, transparency, and clarity related to ecosystem services enrollment contracts and credit(s).
  • Full recognition of agriculture and forestry’s value to carbon sequestration.
  • Compensation for farmers for farming practices that keep carbon in the soil or in plant material.
  • Farmers receiving credit or compensation for maintaining previous or existing practices.
  • The length of time that farmers are compensated to be consistent with the length of practice implementation.
  • Farm Bureau staff, Michigan State University staff, and others in their mission to support farmers as they navigate carbon sequestration/ecosystem services credits contracting.
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If you’re a Farm Bureau member and have an idea or amendment that you think should be Farm Bureau policy, we want to hear it! Our quick online form makes it easy to get involved in Farm Bureau’s policy-setting process.

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