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Frontier Now Offering TruCarbon™ Program

Feb 04, 2021

Lincoln, NE – Frontier Cooperative is now offering growers access to TruCarbon™, a transformational new carbon program that will help farmers generate and sell carbon credits. As the first and only farmer-driven carbon opportunity, TruCarbon focuses on maximizing farmer value of stewardship practices while maintaining an on-farm profitability focus.
 
Farmers can begin the information and enrollment process by visiting: https://www.truterraag.com/CarbonSurvey

TruCarbon is available through a partnership between Frontier and Truterra, the sustainability business and subsidiary of Land O’Lakes, Inc., one of America’s largest farmer-owned cooperatives. Through Truterra’s best-in-class sustainability data platform, the TruterraTM Insights Engine, TruCarbon provides farmers a powerful soil health planning suite of tools to help determine what is best for their business while optimizing their fields’ carbon credit potential. TruCarbon also maximizes the value and return for farmers with premium carbon credit value. 
 
“Frontier Cooperative is proud to bring growers the expertise and insights regarding sustainable farming practices while achieving their goals regarding profitability and production,” says Dave Reese, VP of Agronomy at Frontier Cooperative. “TruCarbon gives growers an opportunity to monetize their efforts for utilizing sustainable farming practices. Please reach out to an ag advisor to learn more about this exciting program.”
 
For the current offer, participating farmers may receive $20 per ton of carbon with payments this summer for this first tranche of credits. Qualifying farmers may be compensated for carbon sequestration retroactively up to five years based on the soil health practices they adopted in prior growing seasons. Frontier is working with Truterra to bring as much value to farmers as possible through TruCarbon. That is why Truterra is buying the credit, not the rights to the credit, so farmers can get paid in 2021 and still have future credits to market if they choose. Furthermore, there are no administrative costs associated with this offering.


The best candidates for the current offer are farmers who have adopted certain management practices in the last five years demonstrated to increase soil carbon levels including complete no-till, strip till and continuous soil cover (e.g. cover crops, double cropping, use of perennials). Priority will be given to fields where a significant change to tillage occurred in 2016 or 2017.
 
For more information about TruCarbon™ and how to get involved, visit https://www.truterraag.com/Carbon.
 
About Frontier Cooperative
Frontier Cooperative is a full-service, member-owned cooperative operating primarily throughout eastern Nebraska. Frontier offers products and services in Grain, Agronomy, Feed and Energy and has been proudly serving local producers for over 100 years.
 
About Truterra, LLC 
Truterra is a leading stewardship solutions provider, advancing and connecting sustainability efforts throughout the food system with scale – from farmers to ag retailers to collaborators such as food companies. Truterra positions farmers for success by providing them tools and resources to establish a stewardship baseline and track progress on every field they farm. The Truterra™ network brings together the best in agricultural technology and on-farm business management to drive sustainability across the food system, feeding people, safeguarding the planet and supporting farmer livelihoods. Truterra was launched in 2016 by Land O'Lakes, Inc., a member-owned cooperative that spans the spectrum from agricultural production to consumer foods.


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