WASHINGTON, D.C. and ARDEN HILLS, MN, U.S.A., Feb. 27, 2020 – Truterra (formerly Land O’Lakes SUSTAIN) and Syngenta announced today that they are collaborating to create a step-change in stewardship and conservation best practices for U.S. growers while helping them focus on maximizing acre-by-acre productivity and profitability.
This technology-based alliance will make use of data analytics from both TruterraTM Insights Engine and the Syngenta AgriEdge® platform. The combined power of insights and expertise will help assess and improve soil health, carbon sequestration, GHG emissions, livestock lifecycle assessment and water management on American farms.
“We believe this long-term effort will enhance retailers’ experience when servicing growers that use the Truterra and AgriEdge systems,” said Jason Weller, vice president, Truterra, LLC. “In addition, Consumer Package Goods companies will have far greater visibility into their sourcing sustainability when working with both Syngenta and Truterra customers.”
“Teaming up our systems will reduce data entry for growers and retailers and enable seamless data flow,” said Aaron Deardorff, Syngenta head of Digital Solutions in North America. “This capability will enable growers to establish a baseline stewardship level on each agricultural field, benchmark against other fields they farm, or those in their geography, with the appropriate level of grower data privacy.”
Through this collaboration, growers will receive insights on what practices would be beneficial in advancing their stewardship efforts and understand the implications on each field’s profitability potential. The greater geographic footprint of the Truterra and Syngenta alliance will help support sustainability goals of food companies with multi-geography sourcing.
Tommy Jackson, Syngenta Sustainable Solutions lead for Digital Solutions added, “Ultimately, we are partnering to make stewardship more streamlined and consistent for U.S. growers to help them and food companies better quantify sustainability progress in the food and ag supply chain.”
“In time, we aim to be the leader in conservation and sustainability within the agricultural value chain and related non-government organizations (NGOs),” said Weller.
For more information on the Truterra and AgriEdge program, please contact Jason Weller, vice president, Truterra, LLC, at firstname.lastname@example.org or Tommy Jackson, Syngenta sustainable solutions lead, Digital Ag Solutions, email@example.com.
Truterra™ Insights Engine
Truterra™ Insights Engine is an interactive on-farm digital platform that helps farmers advance their stewardship goals and return-on-investment in real time, acre-by-acre and help food companies measure sustainability progress. Truterra Insights Engine leverages agronomic expertise and technical capabilities from a variety of contributors to enhance the value of stewardship across the supply chain. Such collaborations include USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service and integration of the sustainability metrics of Field to Market’s Fieldprint® Platform. Truterra Insights Engine metrics are used to support major private-sector commitments such as Walmart’s Project Gigaton.
For more information on Truterra Insights Engine and Truterra, LLC, or to see a demonstration of the digital platform, visit www.TruterraInsights.com.
About Land O'Lakes, Inc.
Land O'Lakes, Inc., one of America's premier agribusiness and food companies, is a member-owned cooperative with industry-leading operations that span the spectrum from agricultural production to consumer foods. With 2018 annual sales of $15 billion, Land O'Lakes is one of the nation's largest cooperatives, ranking 212 on the Fortune 500. Building on a legacy of more than 99 years of operation, Land O'Lakes today operates some of the most respected brands and businesses in agriculture and food production including Land O’Lakes Dairy Foods, Purina Animal Nutrition, WinField United and Truterra. The company does business in all 50 states and more than 60 countries. Land O'Lakes, Inc. corporate headquarters are located in Arden Hills, Minn.
Truterra, LLC (formerly Land O'Lakes SUSTAIN) is a leading stewardship solutions provider, advancing and connecting sustainability efforts throughout the food system – from farmers to ag retailers to food companies and conservation NGOs. Truterra™ platform brings together the best in precision agricultural technology and on-farm business management to drive sustainability across the food system, feeding people, safeguarding the planet and supporting farmer livelihoods. visit www.landolakessustain.com.
- Land O’Lakes network touches 25% of crop farmers and 50% of harvestedacres of farmland around the country
- 22 agricultural retailers enrolled in Land O’Lakes SUSTAIN in the United States and Canada
- >1.7 million acres currently enrolled in Truterra Insights Engine
Syngenta is one of the world’s leading agriculture companies. Our ambition is to help safely feed the world while taking care of the planet. We aim to improve the sustainability, quality and safety of agriculture with world class science and innovative crop solutions. Our technologies enable millions of farmers around the world to make better use of limited agricultural resources. With 28,000 people in more than 90 countries we are working to transform how crops are grown. Through partnerships, collaboration and The Good Growth Plan we are committed to improving farm productivity, rescuing land from degradation, enhancing biodiversity and revitalizing rural communities. To learn more visit www.syngenta.com and www.goodgrowthplan.com. Follow us on Twitter at www.twitter.com/Syngenta and www.twitter.com/SyngentaUS.
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