SD Ag Wetland Mitigation Banking provides opportunities for producers to purchase credits to either gain compliance or remain in compliance with the Food & Security Act’s Swampbuster program. Credits are made made available to potential purchasers wanting to buy them. One credit is equivalent to one acre.
How to Buy a Credit
The South Dakota Farm Bureau (SDFB) works with those who have available credits to sell them to landowners and/or farmers in the same service area who would like to purchase them. The price of the credit is set between the seller and buyer, with SDFB acting as a facilitator. As credits become available, SDFB will update the credit map for buyers to monitor availability in their area. If you would like to be alerted when new credits become available, fill out the form in the credit map or speak with a team member.
Purchasing credits allows producers to become in good standing with the Food & Security Act’s Swampbuster program, or if they want to make any future changes to their land.
No, you are simply purchasing the credit that was created when the wetland was restored, enhanced or created by the landowner. The landowner retains ownership of the acre.
A credit is equal to one acre of created wetland.
No, a credit must be purchased from the same watershed the farm is located in. If your farm is located in more than one watershed, please speak with one of our team members to better understand your options.
In the map above, there is a form you can fill out to become alerted when new credit(s) become available. To access the form, click on the watershed you are interested in, click "Learn More" and the form will appear for that region.