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Now Offering TruCarbon™ Program to Help Local Farmers Earn from Stewardship Practices

Feb 10, 2021

Program offers streamlined process with no administrative fees
 
DAVENEPORT, February 10, 2021 – River Valley Cooperative is now offering growers in eastern Iowa and western Illinois 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 River Valley Cooperative 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. 
 
“River Valley Cooperative is a proud partner in this endeavor to bring new conservation resources to the farm. Our agronomists have continuously delivered positive results to our farmers, and we look forward to adding additional value with the TruCarbon offerings,” said Craig Patty, VP Sales & Marketing of River Valley Cooperative. 
 
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. River Valley Cooperative 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 River Valley Cooperative
Headquartered in Davenport, Iowa, River Valley Cooperative is a a full-service ag cooperative providing agronomy, energy, feed, and grain products to its customers in eastern Iowa and western Illinois. Founded in 1906 Owned by over 2,800 farm families in Eastern Iowa and Northwest Illinois, River Valley Cooperative has 30 locations with over 300 employees. River Valley Cooperative’s parent roots date back to 1906.
River Valley Cooperative is reimagining customer experiences, driving operational efficiencies, and improving collaboration between growers and salespeople with the addition of the Grower Portal app and RV Coop Grain App. Find River Valley Cooperative on Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, and Twitter.
 
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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