The American Farm Bureau Federation is publishing a series of Market Intel articles focusing on opportunities and challenges of agricultural ecosystem credit markets. AFBF Economist Shelby Myers says the series provides farmers and ranchers the information they need before making any commitments to participate in these new markets.“With so many options and so many potential partners, it may be difficult for farmers to get all the information that they need before signing a contract. So, AFBF is releasing a series of Market Intels, we’re going to have five parts, that just kind of breakdown what agricultural ecosystem credit markets are, the opportunities and challenges that they present farmers, and some of the policy levers and many other factors that might be involved.”Myers says agriculture has been working on climate smart practices through conservation stewardship for decades.“When you look back at agriculture’s increased productivity by 287 percent since 1990 without using any additional resources, that’s a big statement. And so, these ag ecosystem credit markets are a voluntary incentive-based option for farmers and ranchers to expand their ability to adopt conservation practices. If it’s done in an economically viable way, it can also go hand-in-hand with what they’re already doing on the farm.”She says many of these markets are still in development and looking for farmers and ranchers to participate in pilot programs.“So, going forward it will be important to know that these credit markets are constantly evolving, and many are still under development or being refined, and farmers and ranchers should do as much research as they can to evaluate the options not only company by company, but also asset by asset, and the practices that are involved before they make any decisions about signing contracts and agreeing to participate in any of these markets.”View the series on the Market Intel page at fb.org.Source: NAFB News Service SHARE AFBF Market Intel Series Details Emerging Ecosystem Credit Markets Facebook Twitter Home Indiana Agriculture News AFBF Market Intel Series Details Emerging Ecosystem Credit Markets Facebook Twitter By Eric Pfeiffer – Mar 17, 2021 SHARE Previous articleFarmer Radio Listening Stays Strong During PandemicNext articleFarm Bureau Gives Back to Hungry Americans Through ‘Harvest for All’ Eric Pfeiffer
No stranger to the stage at Lincoln, Tyler Frye (left) earned national Xtreme Motor Sports IMCA Modified and Jet Racing Central Region rookie of the year honors this season, as well as the Salina Speedway track title. At right is IMCA President Brett Root. (Photo by Bruce Badgley, Motorsports Photography)BELLEVILLE, Kan. – Tyler Frye will make room for a couple more trophies in his IMCA display case.Frye raced to Xtreme Motor Sports IMCA Modified national and Jet Racing Central Region rookie of the year honors. The Belleville, Kan., clipper won eight of 48 starts this season in IMCA’s premier division.“When we started the season, we told ourselves that rookie of the year would be something we could accomplish,” said Frye, the 2015 Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMod national champion. “By the middle of the season we knew it was possible and kept working.”“It took a lot of nights to figure out what I wanted to do as a driver and what we wanted the car to do,” he continued. “I would have liked to get more starts this season but that wasn’t possible for a variety of reasons.”His first win came in just his eighth Modified start, on April 9 at RPM Speedway. Two of the four wins Frye registered between May 21 and June 11 came at Salina Speedway.“I had won the track championship at Salina before in a SportMod and it meant a lot to me to be able to do it again in the Modified,” said Frye, 20th in national standings and third in regional points. “I race with a lot of great guys at Salina. Winning another track championship there feels pretty good.”He ran at eight different tracks in Kansas and Nebraska and hopes to make 2016 the foundation of a long career in the Modified division.“We take a lot of pride in having been able to run with the other drivers in this region,” Frye said. “Hopefully we can improve and just get better and better throughout my Modified career.”Starts: 48Wins: 8Additional Top Fives: 20HIS CREW: Wife Diana, son Trevin, father Troy and stepmother Berdina Frye, Dave Wilber and Stacy Saip. HIS SPONSORS: Harris Auto Racing of Boone, Iowa; the Vanous family, KR92 Radio, Purple Splash, Jensen Earthworks, Tammy Frye and Wicked by Design, all of Belleville; BSB Manufacturing of Wellington; Jeff Cyphers of Concordia; Tornado Alley Water Fowl of Emporia; Feldkamp Furniture of Kansas; EngineQuest of Las Vegas, Nev.; Stephenville Starter of Stephenville, Texas; Sample Racing Transmissions of Hastings, Neb.; Fisher Race Engines of Oshkosh, Wis.; the Myers family of Axtell, Neb.; Jake Olmstead of Kearney, Neb.; Icon Pistons of Carson City, Nev.; High Velocity Heads of Knoxville, Tenn.; and Dirt Defender of Red Oak, Texas.