Purina Joins Primient’s Sustainable Agriculture Program
Purina Joins Primient’s Sustainable Agriculture Program
Chicago, US July 20, 2022 – Primient, a leading producer of food and industrial ingredients made from plant-based, renewable sources, is pleased to announce that Nestlé Purina, a global leader in pet care, has joined its sustainable agriculture program. Through the program, Purina will sponsor 200,000 acres of corn grown in the United States.
Primient’s sustainable agriculture program supports Purina’s net zero commitment by allowing greater visibility of its environmental footprint beyond their facilities, including the practices used by enrolled farms as well as progress reports outlining the impact of the sustainable corn growing program.
The Primient sustainable agriculture program includes nearly 1.2 million acres of corn. It is delivered in partnership with Truterra, LLC, the sustainable solutions business of Land O’Lakes, one of America’s largest farmer-owned cooperatives, and uses cutting-edge technology to support growers in targeting and measuring the impact of their agricultural practices across the year, allowing them to make more informed decisions around key resource usage as well as actively monitoring crop and soil health throughout the growing season. Jack Scott, Vice President of Sustainable Sourcing at Nestlé Purina, said: “Purina is proud to support farmers’ leadership on sustainability as we continue bolstering our agricultural initiatives across the country. Partnerships with reputable organizations like Primient and Truterra enhance our sourcing of sustainable ingredients critical to feeding 51 million dogs and 66 million cats each year and promote conservation.”
Laura Kowalski, Global Sustainability Manager, said: “We are thrilled to partner with Purina to achieve our mutual sustainability ambitions: supporting sustainable agriculture, while also supporting Nestlé Purina’s net zero commitment. We are committed to driving measurable impact at the farm level, which is helping to increase sustainable farming practices throughout the value chain. This partnership is a great example of our principles in action.”
“Scaling sustainable agriculture truly requires many partners,” added Jason Weller, President of Truterra. “It takes farmers and their trusted advisors, ag retailers, as well as committed value chain partners such as Primient and Nestle Purina. Truterra is honored to be working alongside these groups to make an impact on sustainable grain production.”
For more information on Primient and our Sustainable Agriculture Program please visit: www.primient.com and follow us on LinkedIn.
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The collaborative sustainable agriculture program leverages the Truterra™ Insights Engine, an interactive on-farm digital platform that allows growers to adopt conservation practices, building on the work they are already doing to care for the air, land and water and allows the grower to assess return-on-investment in real time, acre-by-acre. Insights from the cutting-edge technology can improve soil health, protect biodiversity, and potentially sequester carbon.
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Information about Primient:
Primient is a leading producer of food and industrial ingredients made from plant-based, renewable sources. We deliver value through deep technical, commercial, and operational excellence that is backed by our long-standing corn wet milling heritage. Wherever we are in the process, from field to customer, our priorities are focused on ensuring we produce the safest, highest quality products through practices that uphold both our responsibility and commitments to our people and our planet.
Information about Purina:
Nestlé Purina PetCare creates richer lives for pets and the people who love them. Founded in 1894, Purina has helped dogs and cats live longer, healthier lives by offering scientifically based nutritional innovations. Purina manufactures some of the world's most trusted and popular pet care products, including Purina ONE, Pro Plan, Fancy Feast and Tidy Cats. Our more than 8,700 U.S. associates take pride in our trusted pet food, treat and litter brands that feed 51 million dogs and 66 million cats every year. More than 500 Purina scientists, veterinarians, and pet care experts ensure our commitment to unsurpassed quality and nutrition.
Purina promotes responsible pet care through our scientific research, our products and our support for pet-related organizations. Over the past five years, Purina has contributed more than $150 million towards organizations that bring, and keep, people and pets together, as well as those that help our communities and environment thrive.
Information about Truterra, LLC
Truterra is a leading sustainability solutions provider, advancing and connecting sustainability efforts throughout the food system at scale – from farmers to ag retailers to value chain collaborators including food and fiber companies. Truterra positions farmers for success by providing them tools and resources to establish a stewardship baseline, track progress on every field they farm, access conservation resources, and prepare for ecosystem services market opportunities. The Truterra network brings together the best in agricultural technology and precision conservation to drive sustainability across the food system, feeding people, safeguarding the planet, and supporting farmer livelihoods. Truterra was launched in 2016 by Land O'Lakes, Inc., a member-owned cooperative that spans the spectrum from agricultural production to consumer foods. To learn more, visit www.truterraag.com.