Indigo Ag partnering with CGB for emissions project
Indigo Ag is partnering with Consolidated Grain and Barge Co to launch a pilot program that quantifies sustainable cropping practices.
Indigo Ag’s Dan Mehochko, vice president of commercial business development, tells Brownfield the program measures carbon impact and rewards farmers for producing grain with reduced emissions.
“CGB is going to identify where we want to originate some of the grain, and then we’ll identify a few practices that make an impact on the scope 3 emissions,” he says. “It could be anything from no-till cover crops, nitrogen stabilization, a few other things that we look at.”
He says interest in the program could increase as food companies follow through on their carbon reduction commitments.
“I think it could grow to several million acres throughout CGB’s territory where all they originate grain, we looked at something substantial enough to at least get enough growers interested this year,” he shares.
Mehochko says Indigo’s goal is to help farmers increase their profitability while using more sustainable farming practices.
Consolidated Grain and Barge Co. operates a large network of grain facilities across the Midwest.