Carbon Payment Calculator

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See in seconds what you could earn through Corteva's Carbon Initiative

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Please select your state
Please select your county
Please let us know if you irrigate your fields

2 Select current practices

Please select your current tillage practices
Please let us know if you currently plant cover crops

3 Select new practices

Please let us know which tillage change you'll make
The Corteva Carbon program requires either adopting a new carbon farming practice or intensifying a current practice.

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for an earnings estimate

Carbon Credits

acre / year

1 carbon credit equals 1 tonne of CO2E1

Earnings Potential

acre / year

Estimated based on $20/credit
We project up to $30/credit based on demand

Estimate based on 10-year average of annual
carbon sequestration rates

Understand Your Estimate

What impacts the credits I generate?

  • Sequestration rates vary based on crop type, weather and management practice
  • Cover crops sequester carbon more consistently year-to-year
  • Reduced tillage is slow to sequester carbon but accelerates over a 10-year period

How are credits priced?

  • Corteva guarantees $20/credit, with the potential for up to $30/credit this year
  • The value of carbon credits will increase with market demand
  • Carbon credits are measured, certified and sold through Indigo Ag’s carbon buyer network

Ready to Get Started?

Please provide your contact information, and we’ll help you get paid for your soil health.

1Farmers are paid on the amount of carbon credits they produce. One carbon credit equals one metric ton of carbon dioxide equivalent (CO2E) sequestered or abated per year. Farmers participating in Corteva’s Carbon Initiative are guaranteed to receive a minimum of $20/credit (we project $30+/credit based on buyer demand). Estimated CO2E sequestered is based on state and county level estimates from a model developed by Colorado State University and USDA/NRCS. The model simulates carbon sequestration rates due to practice changes based on the predominant crops grown in each county, controlling for average weather and soil type.

2The Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP) is a voluntary conservation program offered by the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service that provides financial and technical assistance to agricultural producers to address natural resource concerns and deliver environmental benefits such as improved water and air quality and increased soil health.

3This range estimate is provided by FarmRaise, a company that helps farmers easily determine eligibility and apply for hundreds of federal, state, and local farm grants and loans.