Innovative Ag Services, Truterra, and Nestle Purina PetCare Iowa Corn Project
The goal of the partnership between Innovative Ag Services, a member owner of Land O'Lakes Inc.; Truterra; and Nestle Purina PetCare is to advance sustainable agricultural practices in Eastern Iowa. Nestle Purina’s two manufacturing facilities source corn from growers in this geography, and the intent is to deliver access to insights and improvement opportunities for the key market in Nestle Purina’s supply chain using the mass balance approach to fields close to Clinton and Davenport, IA. There are no specific improvement targets, rather the requirement is to show continuous improvement year-over-year. Seven KPIs are used to demonstrate year-over-year improvement including: Greenhouse Gas Emissions, Nitrogen Use Efficiency, Soil Quality Trends, Wind Erosion, Sheet and Rill Erosion, Conservation Practices Deployed and Truterra Insights Score.
The baseline results on 50,000 acres in Eastern Iowa be available in early 2021. Year-over-year changes in KPEs and conservation practice adoption will be tracked and reported in early 2022.