Amalgamated Sugar, Syngenta and General Mills Sugar Beet Project

Amalgamated Sugar is committed to sustainably producing sugar and has partnered with General Mills and Syngenta to document ongoing sustainability efforts. Grower-owners of Amalgamated Sugar look to improve soil health, reduce fertilizer inputs, and shrink their environmental footprint. Growers are financially incentivized to better utilize nitrogen, reduce soil loss though harvest activities, and improve product storability. Amalgamated Sugar has a working relationship with Syngenta to collect data regarding crop inputs for reporting into Field to Market.

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Insight

Engagement Targets

Notes: (1) I Minor fluctuations in the number of retained growers is expected from year to year. These fluctuations may be due to year-over-year crop rotation effects or other factors beyond the control of the project. Enrolled acres represent the total number of acres on an individual farm in a specific year. The ability to report enrolled acres is based on the Fieldprint Project Standard requirement that individual growers enrolled in projects enter at least 10% of the acres managed for a specific crop. (2) Entered acres represent the actual number of enrolled acres for which data is entered in the Fieldprint Platform for analysis.

Objectives

Increase Amalgamated Sugar’s engagement of the Fieldprint Platform to include 15,000 acres by the end of 2020.
Prior to 2018, we had less than 2,000 acres of data collected in our Fieldprint. In 2018, we collected about 12,000 acres of data. Our goal is to increase the acres of data collected from 12,000 to 15,000. Since we had been around 2,000 acres for several years, that will serve as our baseline.
Second Party Verified

We worked with Syngenta to capture field level data from 11 producers representing 27,000 acres to better understand sustainability outcomes.  We met annually to review aggregated reporting, share individual grower reports, hear from expert speakers, engage in small group discussions, etc.  We have demonstrated continuous improvement in some indicators but not others, and have added practice based surveys where needed.  We have provided thank you gifts for growers and are now engaging with them and supplier partners to chart out plans for 2021 crop and beyond. 

Participants

Project Lead Organization(s)
Syngenta Corporation (Full)

Project Details

Status
Complete
Pathway
Insight
Natural Resource Concern
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