AMES, Iowa – Landus, Iowa’s largest farmer-owned cooperative, has announced it will be collaborating with Indigo Ag on a carbon farming program.

Landus announced the partnership on Thursday, Dec. 2. The carbon farming program will be available to Landus growers in the first quarter of 2022 with details of additional collaborations to follow, Landus said in a news release.

Indigo Ag is farm technology company based in Boston. Its carbon division will identify credits available on carbon registries that are then purchased by corporations. Farmers receive payment for the carbon credits produced based on their farm practices.


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“Emerging opportunities like carbon farming are complex and require open collaboration among diverse companies to ensure successful entry for farmers. This collaboration with Indigo’s team of experts elevates the solutions we can offer to our growers beyond what’s possible on our own,” Matt Carstens, president and CEO of Landus, said in a news release.

Indigo Ag was founded in 2014 with a goal of helping farmers sustainably feed the planet.

“We’re proud to work with Landus as their independent technology platform partner as they help their farmers adapt to market changes and monetize new opportunities to the fullest,” Ron Hovsepian, CEO of Indigo Ag, said in the release.