Rural Investment to Protect our Environment, also known as RIPE, is a producer-led nonprofit coalition advancing a bipartisan climate policy plan that works for producers and the public. RIPE is proud to announce that the National Sorghum Producers have joined its steering committee. “For the RIPE100 policy proposal to become a reality, it needs the support of as many producers as possible,” says RIPE VP of Engagement and Government Relations Martin Barbre. “With National Sorghum Producers on board, we continue to diversify perspectives and bring new viewpoints to the conversation on how to best build a producer-led climate policy that will benefit farmers, ranchers, and the public.” Through payments of $100 per acre or animal unit, the RIPE100 plan would reward producers for the total public value of their conservation practices, including no-till, cover crops, nutrient management, and more. “We are excited to collaborate with RIPE,” says NSP Vice Chair Craig Meeker.