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Food Companies Lack Funding Plans for Sustainability, Regenerative Ag

While over 600 worldwide food companies have promised to reduce emissions and invest in regenerative ag, few have coughed up the dollars to fund corporate sustainability programs

As of January 2024, data from the Science Based Targets Initiative (SBTI) indicates 7,481 worldwide businesses have promised to support regen ag, yet only 60% have established science-based targets. Nearly 2/3 of publicly listed global food and retail companies that are promoting regen ag don’t have formal plans.

Honoring Commitments

Back in November, I wrote about how many companies around the word are only giving lip service to regen ag. This update pays tribute to 26 agri-food companies who have followed through on their U.S. regen ag promises: 

  1. Archer-Daniels-Midland (ADM). Signing up 4 million acres for regen ag by 2024.
  2. Anheuser-Busch. Supporting 20,000 farmers in adapting to regen ag around the world.
  3. Ardent Mills. Enrolling 1 million acres in regen ag by 2025.
  4. Arla Foods. Encouraging farmers to explore regen ag through a 4-year pilot program.
  5. Bunge. Partnering with farmers and suppliers to support regen ag practices.
  6. Cargill. Introducing regen ag on 10 million…
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Frank Lessiter

Frank Lessiter has served as editor of No-Till Farmer since the publication was launched in November of 1972. Raised on a six-generation Michigan Centennial Farm, he has spent his entire career in agricultural journalism. Lessiter is a dairy science graduate from Michigan State University.

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