As of January 31, 2018, Shepherd’s Grain growers will have sequestered 116,853,160 Kg of CO2 equiv in the soil.*
*Assuming grower average is 20 years in no-till, an average farm of 2,500 acres, average of 35 farms producing for Shepherd’s Grain, with 50% of those growers in fallow-transition and the other half in annual cropping.
For every 50 lb. bag of Shepherd’s Grain flour, 1.2 Kg of carbon is sequestered in the soil by a Shepherd’s Grain farmer.*
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