Partnerships in action
Tackling emissions in the North American beef industry is not something any single organization can do alone. At Cargill, we are committed to creating value through partnerships, bringing together our industry expertise with the sustainability know-how of leading global organizations to help our customers achieve lasting change.
Read on to explore the collaborative programs we have already set into motion and how beef is a force for good.
Restoring grasslands in the Northern Great Plains
Across three years, 8,000 acres of marginal cropland will be reseeded, transforming it back into valuable grassland. Beef cattle will act as the primary grazers, helping to maintain the ecosystem.
If successful, by 2030 the project will have cumulatively saved the equivalent of driving 20 million miles in a passenger car. It will also prevent soil erosion, increase soil water storage capacity and encourage greater biodiversity in the area.
Building soil carbon in Nebraska
A five-year, $8.5 million project to advance proven soil health practices among farmers. Technical and financial assistance will be provided to scale the use of cover cropping, reduced tillage and diversified crop rotation on 100,000 acres of land.
The project is predicted to sequester 150,000 metric tons of carbon dioxide over its duration.
Boosting sustainable grazing in Montana, Nebraska and South Dakota
A $6 million initiative that will build a network of support for ranchers with technical expertise, training and tools to advance sustainable grazing practices on 1 million acres in Montana, Nebraska and South Dakota.
The initiative will increase carbon storage and sequestration, improve water infiltration and encourage greater biodiversity in a vital prairie ecosystem with over 2,000 animal and plant species.
Scaling carbon sequestration in the Southern Great Plains
A $15 million initiative to support ranchers across five states and 1 million acres of grassland scale sustainable grazing practices and carbon sequestration.
The initiative is targeting the sequestration of up to 360,000 metric tons of carbon each year by 2030, the same as removing 78,000 passenger vehicles from the road over the same time period.
Advancing rancher-led grazing efforts in Canada
A partnership with A&W Canada and ALUS to expand regenerative agriculture practices in Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba through Grazing Forward, a three-year program and extension of ALUS’ New AcreTM Project.
The initiative will support, accelerate and enhance rancher-led grazing projects to mitigate climate change, and aims to reach 6,700 acres and sequester up to 13,400 metric tons of greenhouse gas emissions per year, or the equivalent to more than 31 million miles driven by the average passenger vehicle.