The three organizations — two companies and a non-profit organization — have joined forces to introduce the Midwestern BioAg Sustainability Challenge, an innovative and high-performing data-driven sustainability program. When growers follow the practices outlined in the Midwestern BioAg Sustainability Challenge, they receive a warranty-backed performance guarantee to help reduce the risk of adopting regenerative practices. The Nature Conservancy is contributing financial and technical support to the crop plan offerings, which include improved nutrient management and the establishment of cover crops.
“Building the regenerative capacity of our cropland is more important now than ever before,” says Nature Conservancy agricultural finance director Greg Fishbein. “Collaborating with industry leaders to create innovative solutions that address the challenges farmers are facing is the best way to improve soil health and water quality in our agricultural system.”
Growers Edge partners with agricultural input suppliers, retailers and other organizations across the U.S. to deliver financial technology solutions to meet the ag industry’s changing demands. The company announced its first sustainability-focused Crop Plan in 2021 and deployed its new financing platform for the ag industry.