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Iowa Farmer Finds Fortune in Selling Carbon Credits to Shopify

Oct. 28, 2020, 12:00 PM

Iowa’s Kelly Garrett is the first one in five generations of toiling the family farm to cash in on what plants and soil do naturally -- trap carbon dioxide from the air.

The crop-and-cattle farmer is selling credits from removing 5,000 metric tons of carbon dioxide off his Crawford County farm yearly to e-commerce company Shopify Inc. through a carbon-credit marketplace run by Seattle-based Nori LLC.

Kelly Garrett is selling credits earned from removing carbon off his Iowa farm to Shopify.
Source: XtremeAg.Farm

Garrett expects a check for up to $290,000 from selling credits he earned between 2014 and 2019 through a Locus Agricultural Solutions program that guides farmers through the process and offers access ...