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The Government of Alberta is allowing producers to claim Carbon Offsets back to 2002 ...UNTIL JANUARY 1, 2012.

This change to the Alberta Offset System (AOS) means that if you are eligible to claim offsets generated over the last ten years – you must claim them now or they will be lost forever. If you are a zero-tillage producer, we strongly advise you to call your Agri-Coach, Carbon- Coach®, or the ATAI office at the numbers below immediately. This retroactive opportunity, which will vanish, represents 10 years worth of Offset generation. We would be doing a disservice to our existing and potentially new Aggregation clients if we did not bring this to your attention. We also have many clients who claimed offsets up to 2008 and 2009 and need to re-new these claims for 2010 and 2011. Renewals for existing clients are simple, so please consult your Carbon-Coach®.

In fact, renewals or new applications are simple and straightforward according to Richard Veraart of Fahler, Alberta who commented; "Getting AGRI-TREND to do my carbon credits was the right move. They are very helpful, knowledgeable, and informative, which got me the best price and speedy payment. I continue to use them as my carbon credit people."

The deadline for application for your retroactive credits or renewal credits up to and including 2011 is December 15, 2011. We need to establish this deadline to allow for the data entry, title searches and all the other data corroboration that is required prior to engaging a verifier. The verification process must be completed and the tonnes serialized and saleable by March 1, 2012. As you can see from the timeline, we strongly advise you to contact ATAI or your Carbon-Coach® as soon as possible to allow us enough time to do the work that you need done.

We have several large industrial emitters who have purchased agricultural offsets in the past and are excited to purchase them again as a high quality compliance instrument. Your Offsets are valuable! ATAI has returned over $10 million to Alberta producers in the last two years.

Regarding this years harvest, please take the time to record accurate yield data for each crop and field. This information will be critical to take advantage of the newly approved Nitrous Oxide Emission Reduction Protocol (NERP) that was discussed in the last issue of this journal. This protocol will “stack” on top of tillage and allow offsets to be generated twice on the same acre, if applicable.

"Getting AGRI-TREND to do my carbon credits was the right move. They are very helpful, knowledgeable, and informative, which got me the best price and speedy payment. I continue to use them as my carbon credit sales people." - Richard Veraart- Falher, AlbertaSaskatchewan Update; We have been in contact with a senior official within Saskatchewan Environment who informed ATAI that the Technical Review of the first six Protocols as well as the Guidance documents for Offset Project Developers is well underway. We were very pleased to be informed that Tillage as well as Nitrous Oxide Reduction (NERP) is among this group of Protocols which will have a direct impact on our agricultural producers. Results of this review should be expected late 2011 or early 2012. In the interim, Sask. Environment have been
collaborating extensively with Alberta Environment with the intent of having a degree of harmonization between the provinces. Stay tuned...

Call us, tell your neighbour to call us, don’t procrastinate!

Please call us TODAY for information on these significant revenue opportunities and let’s get started:

Bill Dorgan, President
AGRI-TREND Aggregation Inc.
4620 Manilla Rd. SE
Calgary, AB T2G 4B7
p. 403.255.5548
c. 403.608.0992
e. bdorgan@AGRI-TREND.com


About the Author
Bill Dorgan

Dorgan is President of Agri-Trend Aggregation Inc. He has held a number of key positions in the agricultural industry, most recently as Vice President of PricewaterhouseCoopers Inc. Advisory Services, with extensive senior management experience in sales, marketing, business development and finance in the agricultural sector.

He has also been Vice President of Canada’s largest agricultural co-operative, overseeing the largest agricultural retail supply networks in Canada, with P & L responsibility for sales in excess of $400 Million. 

Dorgan can be reached at bdorgan@agritrend.com 


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