Carbon credit payments could be a significant additional stream of farm revenue. But questions still exist around verification of carbon sequestration by practices such as cover crops, in part because carbon sequestration is nuanced.
If you imagine your soil as a bank account, sequestered carbon could be compared to the money in your savings account while organic matter would be your checking account. Money, or carbon, can be easily cycled in and out of your checking account, while your savings account would increase slowly with time.
Learn about the complexity of sequestering carbon in agricultural soils by watching Randy Jackson's presentation from our 2019 Small Grains Conference.