While many may associate the Land O’Lakes name with butter, this Fortune 500 company is so much more. As one of the nation’s largest farmer-owned cooperatives, it has the unique ability to be involved in every step of the food value chain to create a more sustainable system.
Under its SUSTAIN network, the company is bringing together the best in ag technology and on-farm business management to drive sustainability across the entire food value chain.
It’s introduction of the Truterra Insights Engine earlier this year is clear evidence of that. This interactive digital platform, along with other services and tools under the new Truterra suite of offerings, will help farmers advance their stewardship goals and their return on investment acre by acre in real time. It will also help food companies measure sustainability progress.
A collaboration between Land O’Lakes SUSTAIN and Tate & Lyle, a global ingredient supplier, will leverage the digital platform to advance conservation practice on farms in the Midwest. As a notable buyer of U.S. corn, the partnership will enable Tate & Lyle to help corn farmers target and measure the impact of their environmental stewardship efforts using the latest technology.
“At Tate & Lyle, we recognize our responsibilities when it comes to environmental stewardship, and, with this partnership, we are strengthening the sustainability of our agricultural supply chain,” says Jim Stutelberg, president primary products at Tate & Lyle. “By utilizing 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 to partner and provide greater visibility to drive sustainability in our business.”
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