ESMC Hires Four Staff for Policy, Research and Project Focus

January 13, 2021 – The non-profit, Ecosystem Services Market Consortium (ESMC) has hired four new professionals to oversee its growing portfolio of sustainable agriculture projects. The new positions bring added firepower to what will soon be the largest effort to compensate farmers and ranchers for agricultural practices that reduce greenhouse … Continue reading ESMC Hires Four Staff for Policy, Research and Project Focus

Minnesota Pilot Project Soil Sampling is Underway!

December 2, 2020 In early fall 2020, The Nature Conservancy and ESMC launched a pilot in Minnesota to help farmers receive financial benefits for their regenerative agricultural practices which help improve soil health, sequester carbon in the soil, and reduce nutrient runoff from fields. With a target of enrolling 50,000 corn and soybean acres … Continue reading Minnesota Pilot Project Soil Sampling is Underway!

Minnesota Pilot Project Launched to Increase Farmer Participation in Ecosystem Services Markets

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

Ecosystem Services Market Consortium, Sustainable Northwest, and Oregon State University Launch a Carbon Ranching Pilot Project in Oregon

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

ESMC, Illinois Corn Growers Association, Archer Daniels Midland, and GROWMARK Launch Pilot for Illinois Farmers

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