Land O’Lakes Sustain and Tate & Lyle have announced a new collaboration to advance conservation practices on Midwest farms and source sustainable corn.
The relationship will enable Tate & Lyle – which is said to be “a significant user of US-grown corn” – to enhance sustainable agriculture by helping corn farmers target and measure the impact of their environmental stewardship efforts.
The collaboration leverages the Truterra Insights Engine, a new interactive on-farm digital platform from Land O’Lakes Sustain that helps farmers scale their environmental stewardship efforts and assess return-on-investment in real time.
In turn, the Truterra Insights Engine supports Tate & Lyle to have greater visibility of its environmental footprint beyond the factory gates, enabling the firm and its customers to make informed decisions about their supply chain environmental strategies, the companies said.
Matt Carstens, senior vice president of Land O’Lakes Sustain, said: “This collaboration bolsters Tate & Lyle’s efforts to increase sustainability throughout the value chain, using the industry-leading Truterra Insights Engine.
“Our on-farm conservation practices and technology support a two-pronged approach to sustainability: helping protect natural resources while improving farmer livelihoods. Consumers care deeply about how their food is produced. Land O’Lakes Sustain can aid in implementing specific conservation practices to achieve broader sustainability goals for food companies like Tate & Lyle – and help them demonstrate the results in clear terms.”
Jim Stutelberg, president primary products at Tate & Lyle, said: “At Tate & Lyle, we recognise our responsibilities when it comes to environmental stewardship and, with this partnership, we are strengthening the sustainability of our agricultural supply chain.
“By utilising the expertise and network of Land O’Lakes Sustain and employing the Truterra Insights Engine, we can build on the great work farmers are already doing to care for the air, land and water and partner and provide greater visibility to drive sustainability in our business.”
Land O’Lakes said the full suite of the Truterra offering uses technology and collaboration to advance the food and agricultural industry’s ability to enable conservation at scale across a variety of crops, commodities and commitments.
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