U.S. cotton producers continue to take steps to become more sustainable and improve their carbon footprint. Chad Brewer with the U.S. Cotton Trust Protocol says the Climate Smart Cotton program, a five-year initiative, helps growers implement practices to sequester more carbon. “It gives these farmers that make the practice changes an opportunity to enter into this emerging carbon inset market,” he says. “They’ll be able to actually market the carbon that is captured through their practice change.”
He tells Brownfield the overall goal of the program is to reduce CO2 emissions by 1.14 million metric tons.