Australia's first carbon farming prize offers $20k incentive - RN Breakfast - ABC Radio National (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

While Australia's energy policy history has been quite muddled, did you know that soil has the potential to play a significant role in the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions?

Earlier this year an Australian farmer became the first in the world to receive carbon credits for capturing and storing carbon in the soil on his property in Victoria.

And while carbon farming is yet to be widely embraced, there's now a national cash prize of $20,000 on offer to encourage Aussie farmers to give carbon farming a go.

Audio: Radio National