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Farmers Hurt By Collapse Of Carbon Credits Market

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Farmers Hurt By Collapse Of Carbon Credits Market

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Farmers Hurt By Collapse Of Carbon Credits Market

Farmers Hurt By Collapse Of Carbon Credits Market

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With the cap-and-trade legislation aimed at curbing global warming stalled in Congress, there's an almost-complete collapse of the market for carbon credits. That means profits are drying up for people who are paid to create those carbon credits — like farmers who manage their land in ways that capture carbon dioxide in the soil.

Sarah McCammon reports for Iowa Public Radio.