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Waste to Plate

Quivira Coalition,
U.S. Department of Agriculture


Building Circular Economies and Shorter Supply Chains for Livestock Reared on Regenerating Dryland Range with Organic Amendments

Quivira Coalition and partners plans to work with project participants to produce biochar and compost and them on degraded rangeland to enhance ecological function, carbon sequestration, and forage production Each producer would receive a stipend to support their time towards producing, deploying, monitoring, and communicating with technical support providers, host fees to support the workshop, and supplies. This project would provide direct technical support to help producers finish animals on grass, optimize carcasses for their particular customer base, and build the tools, such as an online shopping cart or a social media presence, for region-based marketing.


Enterprises


Eligibility

To receive direct financial assistance, producers must meet the criteria listed below. But don’t worry – we’re here to help you along the way if you don’t have these necessary items up front.

  • Establish farm records with the Farm Service Agency (FSA) (have farm, tract, and field numbers in place)

  • Certify highly erodible land conservation (HEL) and wetland conservation (WC) compliance

  • Certify that they are not a foreign person or entity 

  • Have control of the land for the term of the project


Application Instructions

Fill out the interest form here and a member of the Carbon Ranch Initiative team will reach out to discuss the project.

Support



Details

Financial Instrument

Grant

Total Program Funding

$3,536,000


Updated December 21, 2023

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