October 9, 2020 Falls Church, VA ESMC and The Nature Conservancy (TNC) announce the first-of-its-kind pilot project in Minnesota to provide financial incentives to encourage more farmers to implement practices that help improve soil health, store carbon in soils, and reduce nutrient run-off from farm fields. The project will test … Continue reading Minnesota Pilot Project Launched to Increase Farmer Participation in Ecosystem Services Markets
October 7, 2020 Falls Church, VA Ecosystem Services Market Consortium (ESMC), Sustainable Northwest, Oregon State University (OSU), and four Oregon ranchers are collaborating in a pilot project to enable ranchers to participate in ecosystem services markets. The pilot project will also test innovative soil carbon sampling strategies, rangeland conservation practices, … Continue reading Ecosystem Services Market Consortium, Sustainable Northwest, and Oregon State University Launch a Carbon Ranching Pilot Project in Oregon
October 2, 2020 Falls Church, VA The Ecosystem Services Market Consortium (ESMC), Illinois Corn Growers Association (ICGA), Archer Daniels Midland (ADM), and GROWMARK are launching an ESMC pilot project in Illinois to generate quantified, verified, certified greenhouse gas emissions (GHG) and improved water quality credits from agriculture. The project will … Continue reading ESMC, Illinois Corn Growers Association, Archer Daniels Midland, and GROWMARK Launch Pilot for Illinois Farmers
September 18, 2020 Falls Church, VA Dagan Inc, along with Argonne National Lab, Veris Technologies, and ESMC Legacy Partner member ARVA Intelligence received a $1.8 million grant from the US Department of Energy’s Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E) program to develop the systems and models necessary to cost effectively quantify … Continue reading ESMC Technical Contractor Dagan Inc Receives $1.8M to Develop Cost-Effective Measurement Systems for Field-Level GHG
The Ecosystem Services Market Consortium (ESMC) is pleased to announce 28 farmers and ranchers from across the United States have been selected as the inaugural cohort of Producer Circle members. The Producer Circle is vitally important to provide farmer and rancher input while pilot testing ESMC’s innovative protocols and the technical assistance, verification, and certification requirements over the next two years in preparation for full market launch in 2022.