Nestlé Purina has joined Primient’s sustainable agriculture program, through which the pet care company will sponsor 200,000 acres of corn grown in the US.
Primient’s sustainable agriculture program supports Purina’s net zero commitment where it aims to provide greater visibility of environmental footprint outside of its facilities, which includes practices used by enrolled farms and reports which outline the impact of sustainably growing corn.
“Purina is proud to support farmers’ leadership on sustainability as we continue bolstering our agricultural initiatives across the country,” says Jack Scott, Vice President of Sustainable Sourcing at Nestlé Purina. “Partnerships with reputable organisations like Primient and Truterra enhance our sourcing of sustainable ingredients critical to feeding 51 million dogs and 66 million cats each year and promote conservation.”
The program, which began with 310,000 acres of corn in its first year across the Midwest, now includes nearly 1.5 million acres of corn and is done in partnership with Truterra, the sustainable solutions business of Land O’ Lakes which is one of America’s largest farmer-owned cooperatives.
It uses state-of-the-art technology to support growers in targeting and measuring the impact of their agricultural practices throughout the year and allowing them to make informed decisions around resource usage and monitoring crop and soil health through the growing season.
“We thrilled to partner with Purina to achieve our mutual sustainability ambitions,” comments Laura Kowalski, Global Sustainability Manager. “We are committed to driving measurable impact at the farm level, which is helping to increase sustainable farming practices throughout the value chain. This partnership is a great example of our principles in action.”
“Scaling sustainable agriculture truly requires many partners. It takes farmers and their trusted advisors, ag retailers, as well as committed value chain partners such as Primient and Nestlé Purina,” adds Jason Weller, President of Truterra. “Truterra is honoured to be working alongside these groups to make an impact on sustainable grain production.”
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