Bunge, Nutrien announce low-carbon alliance
A new alliance between Nutrien Ag Solutions and Bunge will support soybean farmers’ carbon reduction efforts.
Dr. Sally Flis leads Nutrien’s sustainable agriculture team.
“What is the carbon intensity score associated with soybean production in some areas that we’ve selected in Iowa and Indiana? And how can we then in subsequent cropping seasons work with these growers to continue to drive down that carbon intensity score?” she says.
Flis says the program will track every practice in the field and allow for greater sustainability transparency throughout the supply chain while providing farmers with more profitability.
“And then we calculate the score for carbon intensity in addition to potential impacts or improvements on water quality, land use, efficiency, yield, and a bunch of other sustainability metrics that we’ll be able to report back to that grower,” she explains.
The pilot will focus on regions close to Bunge’s crushing facilities in Council Bluffs, Iowa, and Decatur, Indiana. Flis tells Brownfield the program down the road could also expand into additional areas where Bunge has processing facilities as well as into more crops like corn and wheat.