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A national coalition convened by the Noble Research Institute announced its intent to create a new voluntary environmental services market that benefits agricultural producers and improves the environment for society at large.
Keeping working lands productive and intact should be a national priority and is a focus within the Noble Research Institute industry relations and land stewardship efforts.
Since the Noble Research Institute announced the creation of the new voluntary ecosystem services market Feb. 21, the steering committee and eight working committees guiding the effort have been exceptionally busy. This week, a request for proposals will be released to select companies to solicit an agency of record to support the ESM program.
The ESM team has continued with collaborative engagement activities across the full range of the agricultural supply and value chains, including with farm and ranching communities, commodity groups, and potential corporate partners. Work also continues on technical issues, including development of the technical and logistical requirements of a platform to collect and store data and track progress of the overall program.
We are preparing for our fourth in-person steering committee meeting to be held in Washington, D.C., on Oct 18-19. We will spend a fair amount of time reviewing the protocol team’s progress on the draft protocol and decisions informing the go-to-market strategy.
One of the greatest challenges facing agriculture is economic uncertainty. Farmers and ranchers can mitigate economic risk by building resiliency in their operations, and Noble research aims to help.
Most cattle producers in the Southern Great Plains follow a spring calving season rather than a fall calving season. There are economic trade-offs in both scenarios.
The Noble Research Institute’s mission is to deliver solutions to great agricultural challenges, which are significant threats to the viability of agriculture in the Southern Great Plains and beyond. Three focus challenges include economic uncertainty, soil health, and education and training.