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Golden Peanut, Smucker, and National Black Growers Council Promote Regenerative Agriculture on 20,000 Acres in Southeastern U.S

by Kehinde Giwa

Golden Peanut, LLC, a subsidiary of ADM specialising in peanut processing based in Alpharetta, Ga., has announced a significant collaboration with the J.M. Smucker Co. and the National Black Growers Council. 

Together, they aim to promote the adoption of regenerative agriculture practices across 20,000 acres of peanut farms in the southeastern United States.

The initiative, spearheaded by Golden Peanut in partnership with Smucker, will involve substantial financial support for farmers, as well as the implementation of innovative processes and technologies designed to lower entry barriers into regenerative agriculture

Farmers participating in the program will benefit from comprehensive support and guidance from both internal experts and third-party advisors, including the Flint River Soil and Water Conservation District.

Key regenerative agriculture practices to be implemented include the use of cover crops, enhanced efficiency in fertiliser and pesticide application, and reduced tillage methods. These practices are aimed at improving soil health, biodiversity, and overall farm resilience while reducing environmental impact.

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To measure the environmental benefits of these practices, the initiative will utilise Field to Market methodologies to calculate emissions reductions. Additionally, the COMET-Planner tool will be employed to quantify carbon sequestration and other environmental benefits resulting from the adoption of regenerative practices.

Rebecca Ott, Director of Corporate Sustainability for Smucker, emphasised the importance of peanuts as a critical ingredient for their brands such as Jif and Smucker’s Uncrustables. She stated, “Given this, we have a responsibility to help support the long-term sustainability of the supply chain and the economic viability of the farmers who produce the commodity.”

This collaborative effort underscores a commitment to sustainable agriculture and community engagement, aiming not only to enhance agricultural practices but also to foster economic resilience among peanut farmers in the region.Read Also: FMC Corporation Unveils Multi-Year Partnership with AgroSpheres

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