We’ve been hard at work, see industry insights, our accomplishments with our partners to provide organizations a standard in sustainable practices.
Transforming the agricultural supply chain to help food companies reach their climate commitments
Reducing and removing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions is becoming a key sustainability goal for more and more companies. For food companies looking to make their own agricultural supply chains more sustainable, tackling this goal can be daunting.
Truterra is here to help. As a farmer-driven agriculture and food sustainability program in the U.S. (supported by a $16 billion cooperative and a 100-year-old legacy of innovation), Truterra is actively working to shape the future of agriculture-–and helping to ensure a resilient and reliable food supply. In fact, we’ve been helping food companies gain insights into the sustainability of their supply chains since 2018.
Substantial farmgate access
Through a nationwide network of trusted local advisors, Truterra has the ability to reach thousands of farmers and millions of acres each year - nearly 50% of the harvested acres in the U.S.
It all starts with soil. Based on a best-in-class methodology, our Truterra™ sustainability tool provides hundreds of data points per field and is one example of how Truterra strives to help farmers improve their soil health. Our powerful reporting and data management tools give food, feed and fuel companies aggregated field-level data and supply shed insights. Based on the data, we work with farmers to help them adopt regenerative agricultural practices with the goal of making their land more efficient and resilient—practices like reducing tillage, adding cover crops, improving nutrient efficiency and reducing soil compaction.
We offer a suite of services to help food companies more confidently monitor, report and impact climate-smart agriculture within their supply chains. This flexible approach allows Truterra to deliver a customized, multi-year portfolio with helping guide a clearer path to reaching climate milestones today and in the future.
Accelerating our ability to scale
Truterra was recently awarded up to $90 million through the USDA Partnerships for Climate-Smart Commodities program. The grant will connect public and private resources to help farmers adopt more regenerative agricultural management practices to prepare for climate-smart commodity opportunities. These programs will, in turn, help accelerate the decarbonization of key agricultural commodity supply chains.
“As a leader in advancing climate-smart agriculture, we’re helping build a more resilient food system to better withstand the impacts of a changing environment—while we work to help mitigate climate change and support rural communities and our farmers,” said Tom Ryan, president of Truterra.
To learn more, visit truterraag.com/Food-CPG-Companies.
It’s never too early to discuss a project, or to consider the sustainability possibilities for your organization. Click below to contact our staff to get a conversation started.Contact a consultant
Read more industry insights, learn more about our sustainability work, and discover our partnerships that make a difference.VIEW MORE ARTICLES