Ardent Mills partners to create regenerating agricultural program
June 28, 2021 By Bakers Journal
Ardent Mills, in partnership with Nutrien Ag Solutions, announced the advancement of its regenerative agriculture program.
In cooperation with its producer partners and Nutrien Ag Solutions, Ardent Mills has built a regenerative agriculture program that aims to increase organic matter content, and improve nutrient efficiency and water infiltration. The program uses key outcomes and provides side by side quality comparisons in order to comprehensively understand how regenerative agriculture affects the quality of wheat.
The program is aimed to strengthen soil ecosystems and helping producers improve their farms’ productivity and profitability. By the end of 2022, the company has committed to enrolling 250,000 acres of spring and winter wheat into its regenerative agriculture program with the goal of advancing regenerative agriculture practices and building the grower base over the next three years.
Phoenix Dugger, corporate social responsibility manager, Ardent Mills said in a statement, “Ardent Mills’ regenerative ag program aims to improve farm profitability and productivity, and create insights as to how these practices affect the crop itself. We’re excited to continue to grow this program and learn from farmers who are the ultimate stewards of the land.”
The regenerative agriculture program currently operates across 12 projects in nine geographies in the U.S. and Canada, including Alabama, Colorado, Idaho, Kansas, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Pennsylvania, Texas, and Saskatchewan. The initiative helps serve Ardent Mills’ customers by providing valuable opportunities to meet their public sustainability goals and meet the needs of their consumers.
To learn more about this program, please visit ardentmills.com/about/corporate-social-responsibility/.
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