Published on 11/13/2018
Field to Market, Land O'Lakes SUSTAIN announce new capability for farmers to quantify stewardship
DENVER, Colo. (Nov. 13, 2018) – Field to Market: The Alliance for Sustainable Agriculture and Land O’Lakes SUSTAIN today announced the forthcoming availability of Field to Market’s sustainability metrics within the new Truterra™ Insights Engine from Land O’Lakes SUSTAIN in mid-December. Land O’Lakes is the first partner that will integrate fully with the latest version of Field to Market’s Fieldprint Platform released this month.
“We are proud to partner with Land O’Lakes to give farmers even greater choice in assessing the sustainability performance of their management practices and respond to growing interest across the value chain in where and how commodity crops are grown,” said Rod Snyder, president of Field to Market. “This collaboration integrates Field to Market’s sustainability insights alongside the stewardship and agronomic analysis for which Land O’Lakes WinField United ag-retailer owners are known—helping farmers make decisions that benefit the air, soil, water and their business.”
“The addition of Fieldprint Platform sustainability metrics to the Truterra Insights Engine is a key asset supporting the agricultural and food supply chain to utilize Truterra for data-driven insights,” said Matt Carstens, senior vice president of Land O’Lakes SUSTAIN. “This work enhances the ability for farmers and ag retailers to bolster their stewardship reporting across many commodities, crops and commitments – and it cements the Truterra Insights Engine as a go-to, farm-to-fork solution for food companies who turn to the Fieldprint Platform to track sustainability results achieved in the field.”
Available to both commodity producers and their trusted advisors across the Land O’Lakes SUSTAIN network in mid-December, the common measurement framework offered by Field to Market will offer even greater depth to the Truterra Insights Engine’s ability to assist farmers in documenting their stewardship and exploring opportunities for continuous improvement. By utilizing one of the industry’s most-accepted sustainability frameworks, the integration of Field to Market’s sustainability metrics provides commodity crop producers and the supply chain with a seamless solution for assessing sustainability performance as well as documenting and demonstrating stewardship at the field and landscape level.
With today’s announcement, the Fieldprint® Application Programming Interface (API) will connect eight sustainability metrics and associated algorithms from Field to Market’s Fieldprint Platform directly to the Truterra Insights Engine, providing farmers with an enhanced tool to assess their management practices against regional, state and national benchmarks for key sustainability indicators.
Land O’Lakes and Field to Market have a history of working closely together to advance on-farm sustainability. Land O’Lakes is a longstanding member of the Alliance. The farmer-owned cooperative serves on both its Board of Directors and Standing Committees.
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About Land O'Lakes SUSTAIN and Field to Market
Land O’Lakes SUSTAIN
Land O’Lakes SUSTAIN is a leading stewardship solutions provider, advancing and connecting stewardship efforts throughout the food system with scale – from farmers to ag retailers to partners like food companies. Land O’Lakes SUSTAIN positions farmers for success by providing them tools and resources to track progress on every acre they farm. Land O’Lakes SUSTAIN’s network brings together the best in agricultural technology and on-farm business management to drive sustainability across the food system, feeding people, safeguarding the planet and supporting farmer livelihoods. Land O’Lakes SUSTAIN was launched in 2016 by Land O’Lakes, Inc., a member-owned cooperative that spans the spectrum from agricultural production to consumer foods. With 2017 annual sales of $14 billion, Land O'Lakes is one of the nation's largest cooperatives, ranking 216 on the Fortune 500. Land O'Lakes, Inc. corporate headquarters are located in Arden Hills, Minn. For more information on Land O’Lakes SUSTAIN, visit www.landolakessustain.com.
Field to Market
Field to Market: The Alliance for Sustainable Agriculture brings together a diverse group of grower organizations; agribusinesses; food, beverage, restaurant and retail companies; conservation groups; universities and public sector partners to focus on defining, measuring and advancing the sustainability of food, fiber and fuel production. Field to Market is comprised of more than 140 members representing all facets of the U.S. agricultural supply chain, with members employing more than 5 million people and representing combined revenues totaling over $1.5 trillion. For more information, visit their website and follow us on Twitter at twitter.com/FieldtoMarket.
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