Red River Valley Sugarbeet Project

The Red River Valley region is known as the nation’s sugar bowl and is a primary area of focus for sustainably sourced sugarbeets since 2012. General Mills, Kellogg Company, and Syngenta are actively working with producers in North Dakota and Minnesota to establish a credible baseline utilizing the Field to Market® environmental performance indicators as well as documenting improvements across the crop rotation. Our collective mission is to advance sustainable farming practices within sugarbeet production through conservation solutions and technologies without sacrificing yield, quality or profitability. By exploring opportunities for improvement and promoting sustainable solutions, the supply chain can help to ensure meeting future challenges of feeding the world while better managing natural resources. The Project aims to build a shared understanding of sustainability as well as educate and equip growers with the knowledge, skills and expertise to meet future global needs

Complete
Insight

Participants

Sponsors
Kellogg Company
General Mills, Inc.
Syngenta Corporation

Project Details

Status
Complete
Pathway
Insight
Metric
Energy Use
Greenhouse Gas Emissions
Irrigation Water Use
Land Use
Soil Conservation
Crops
Corn (grain)
Potatoes
Soybeans
Sugar beets
Wheat (durum)
Natural Resource Concern
Climate Change
Soil Health
Geography
Minnesota
North Dakota

Contact

Project Partner
Liz Hunt
Syngenta Corporation
Agribusiness
Project Sponsor
Jay Watson
General Mills, Inc.
Project Sponsor
Mary Gallagher
Kellogg Company
Brands & Retail