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Farmers can make money from carbon capture - Markey

November 23, 2021

Carbon capture could be a new revenue stream for Irish farmers – that’s according to MEP, Colm Markey. The European Parliament has just backed the new Common Agricultural Policy. One of the schemes included in the new CAP is so-called Carbon Farming. Farmers will have a cash incentive to help cut carbon emissions by planting trees, protecting peatlands and enriching soil. Fine Gael MEP, Colm Markey, thinks it could be a real opportunity for farmers in the Midlands North West.

Out words: On their farms

Dur: 0’20”

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