LENEXA, Kan. — Farm Journal’s Trust In Food initiative announced the addition of Sanderson Farms to its list of partners in America’s Conservation Ag Movement (ACAM) to help farmers continue their journey to preserve our agricultural resources and promote sustainable food production.
ACAM is a unique partnership between Farm Journal’s Trust In Food initiative, the Farm Journal Foundation and leading agribusinesses, food companies and nonprofit organizations, according to a press release from Sanderson Farms. The national education and engagement program is designed to more rapidly scale the adoption, documentation and beneficial outcomes of conservation agriculture.
“Across the board, Sanderson Farms has made significant gains in conservation over the years,” said Joe F. Sanderson Jr., chief executive officer of Sanderson Farms. “Compared to baseline values established in 2008, the company has achieved a 24% reduction in electricity usage, 43% reduction in natural gas usage, and 44% reduction in water. We also strive to help educate our growers and work with our grain suppliers on ways they can implement more sustainable operations on their farms. This partnership with America’s Conservation Ag Movement strengthens our commitment to be good stewards of all the natural resources, not only for Sanderson Farms, but for all of agriculture.”
“Farm Journal and Trust In Food are thrilled to welcome Sanderson Farms as our latest Foundational Partner in America’s Conservation Ag Movement and the first global food company to join this public-private partnership,” said Mitch Rouda, president of Trust In Food. “The commitment of Sanderson Farms to supporting American farmers in their journey of conservation agriculture stewardship is a clear signal that stakeholders across the agricultural value chain desire to work collaboratively to create a vibrant and resilient food system from farm to table.”
Sanderson Farms joins other visionary organizations, including American Farmland Trust, Corteva Agriscience, Ducks Unlimited, National Corn Growers Association, The Nature Conservancy, the National Pork Board and Syngenta. Building on the momentum of ACAM, Farm Journal will publish its first-ever conservation agriculture issue reaching an audience of more than 1 million stakeholders across the value chain.
To learn more, visit TrustInFood.com.