Cargill just last week also announced the company wants to expand “regenerative agriculture practices” on 10 million acres across North America over the next decade. The company’s plan will focus on the major row crops: corn, wheat, canola, soybeans and other staple crops. Cargill stated it will work with a variety of stakeholders regarding technical and agronomic resources for farmers. Cargill will also work with farmers to find “new market-based solutions to incentivize outcomes that reduce greenhouse-gas emissions and improve and protect water quality, like the Soil and Water Outcomes Fund, of which Cargill is a founding member.”
The project is also tied to reducing emissions throughout Cargill’s supply chain by 30% per ton of product by 2030.
A second program comes from the cotton industry, which has created the U.S. Cotton Trust Protocol, a standard for verifying sustainability progress for U.S. cotton growers and businesses. Growers who