Midwestern corn farmers will soon be helped to more effectively target and measure the impact of efforts to protect the environment on 1.5 million acres, thanks to a new initiative by Tate & Lyle PLC and Land O’Lakes. Under the program, participating corn farmers in the Midwest will receive customized support through their local agricultural retailer to help drive measurable improvements in greenhouse gas emission reduction, nitrogen efficiency, water and wind erosion, and soil quality. The new effort builds on a pilot project launched in November 2018 by the two companies, which reached over 300,000 acres of U.S.-grown corn, benchmarking stewardship efforts on farms in Illinois and Indiana. “As a farmer-owned cooperative, Land O’Lakes knows stewardship starts at the farm gate, with the farmer, and we are excited to launch this landmark effort alongside Tate & Lyle leveraging ag tech to support on-farm sustainability,” said Beth Ford, President and CEO of Land O’Lakes, Inc. “The Truterra Insights Engine is changing the game for sustainability led by farmers and their ag retailers. It’s equipping them with new solutions, customized to every acre to help protect the air, soil and water, maintain a focus on the health of their business, and benchmark their progress in a way that’s meaningful from farmer to fork.”
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