Thursday, July 25, 2024

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Exposing Farming Industry’s Real Brush with Harmful Emissions

Regrow Ag, the provider of Agriculture Resilience Platform, has officially signed off on a partnership with Bartlett, a brainchild of the Savage Company, to advance their sustainability commitments. Under the agreed terms, Bartlett will leverage Regrow’s proprietary platform to better understand county-level emissions factors for its soybean supply shed. Now, before we dig any deeper, we need to shed some light upon Regrow’s solution. Basically, the stated platform has been designed to support rigorous Scope 3 emissions analysis, as well as create actionable carbon reduction plans and track environmental outcomes on the farm-level. Hence, when used within the context of this partnership, it can deliver insights into current regenerative practice adoption, thus helping Bartlett precisely design the programs to support more sustainable farming practices.

Making such a development all the more valuable is, of course, Bartlett’s plan to open a new soybean crush plant in Montgomery County, Kansas, later this year. You see, once the plant is up and running, the company is going to work alongside local farmers, cooperatives, and commercial grain elevators to handle approximately 49 million bushels of soybeans annually at the facility. Already accepting soybeans at the given facility, Bartlett can therefore bank upon Regrow’s insights and the wider technology to create sustainability strategies. Complimenting this is the very design of data collection and reporting here, as it is conceived to uphold evolving sustainability standards for biofuels and insetting programs. On top of that, by letting the company analyze current practice adoption, Regrow will also pave the way for Bartlett to prioritize counties with the highest abatement potential.

“We’re excited to partner with Bartlett to support their innovative programs, helping them to feed the world sustainably through a diverse range of products. Backed by industry leading science and technology, Regrow’s mission to scale agriculture resilience globally aligns with Bartlett’s sustainability goals, while commercializing the value of regenerative growing practices to downstream customers,” said Dr. Bill Salas, Chief Strategy Officer and Co-founder of Regrow.

In case you are looking for further substance that makes Regrow an ideal candidate for such an effort, you can look at the company’s ability when it comes to combining industry-leading science with technology and create an aggregated field-level data. This data can then cover a long distance to measure, report, and reduce on-farm emissions. Some by-products of this mechanism include accelerating the needed scale of GHG emissions reduction, wider footprint for regenerative farming practices, and proactive adaptation to the changing climate. Regrow’s excellence in what it does can also be understood once you consider it presently serves the likes of Cargill, General Mills, and Kellogg’s etc. Beyond the esteemed clientele, the company’s case is also made by the fact that it was named one of the TIME100 Most Influential Companies in 2023.

As for Bartlett, it is best known to facilitate acquisition, storage, transportation, processing, and merchandising of grain. Boasting the means to supply all classes of wheat, food-grade corn, and soybeans, the company also has its own line of commercial patent flours.

“We’re committed to making a difference for our Customers and the environment. Our partnership with Regrow will enable us to strengthen the agriculture supply chains we support and unlock new visibility into the progress of our sustainability programs,” said Vaughn Duitsman, Director of Sustainability at Bartlett.