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New Data Demonstrate the Progress of Farmer-Led Stewardship in the Chesapeake Bay Region

Insights from 10,000 cropland acres in Maryland and Pennsylvania indicate that net on-farm greenhouse gas emissions were near-zero.

ARDEN HILLS, MN and CAMDEN, NJ, Aug. 6, 2020 – Truterra, LLC, the sustainability business at Land O’Lakes, Inc., one of America’s largest farmer-owned cooperatives, Campbell Soup Company, and The Mill, a Land O’Lakes agricultural retailer, today announced the results from year two of an agricultural sustainability pilot project. 

Using the Truterra™ Insights Engine, a best-in-class farm sustainability data tool, participating farmers and project partners tracked, aggregated and reported environmental and economic outcomes of on-farm stewardship practices across 10,000 acres in the Chesapeake Bay region of Pennsylvania and Maryland. The Environmental Defense Fund (EDF) was instrumental in building the original pilot structure.

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