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Cornhusker Economics, August 11, 2021
On June 24, 2021, the U.S. Senate adopted S. 1251, the
Growing Climate Solutions Act of 2021. Cosponsored by
54 senators, including Nebraska Senator Deb Fischer, S. 1251 seeks to make it easier for farmers and ranchers to participate in voluntary carbon credit markets and to get a fair share of the carbon credit revenue they generate. If
adopted by the U.S. House of Representatives and signed into law by the President, S. 1251 would go a long way in facilitating effective producer participation in U.S. carbon markets.