regenerative agriculture

The Challenges Facing Sustainable Agriculture

By Kevin O’Donnell
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Kevin O’Donnell, director of sourcing and operations sustainability at General Mills, discusses the importance of implementing eco-friendly practices throughout the agriculture industry.

General Mills Announces Regenerative Land-Use Goal: 1 Million Acres by 2030

By Kristen Leigh Painter
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General Mills committed Monday to expanding regenerative agriculture practices by 2030 on one million acres of land used to source its food ingredients. The Golden Valley-based food company is starting with oats grown in the U.S. Northern Plains and southern provinces of Canada, and will partner with both organic and conventional farmers and suppliers of wheat, corn and sugar beets over the next decade. The commitment includes at $500,000 grant to Kiss the Ground, a nonprofit organization that conducts on-farm training programs for growers implementing the practices.

Montana Teen Digs Healthy Soil

By Claudine Galloway
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Editor’s note: This is the latest post in our “You Grow, Girl!” series highlighting female farmers – from the northern reaches of Canada to the heartland of the U.S. From the western coast of Africa to the rolling hills of France and beyond. The series amplifies the voices of female farmers, who play vital roles in agriculture worldwide. Here, they share their unique perspectives on food, family and farming.

General Mills to Advance Regenerative Agriculture Practices on One Million Acres of Farmland by 2030

Long-term company efforts are focused on addressing soil health, biodiversity, farmer economic resilience and climate change by reducing greenhouse gas emissions
Press Release

MINNEAPOLIS,  March 4, 2019 /3BL Media/ — General Mills today announced its commitment to advance regenerative agriculture practices on one million acres of farmland by 2030. The Company will partner with organic and conventional farmers, suppliers and trusted farm advisors in key growing regions to drive the adoption of regenerative agriculture practices. A contributor to climate change, it is estimated that the global food system accounts for roughly one-third of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and 70 percent of water consumption.

General Mills Promotes Focus on Soil Health

By Robert Arnason
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The food company asks farmers to emphasize diverse crop rotations, minimal tillage and keeping soil covered in plants


People who eat Honey Nut Cheerios probably aren’t thinking about the health of agricultural soils as they stare at the cheerful bee on the cereal box.

And moms who put granola bars in their daughters’ lunches probably haven’t heard of regenerative agriculture.

The public may not care about such things, but healthy soil and regenerative agriculture are priorities at General Mills.

How the Diestel Family Does Thanksgiving

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Editor’s note: This is the latest post in our “You Grow, Girl!” series highlighting female farmers – from the northern reaches of Canada to the heartland of the U.S. From the western coast of Africa to the rolling hills of France and beyond. The series amplifies the voices of female farmers, who play vital roles in agriculture worldwide. Here, they share their unique perspectives on food, family and farming.

Digging Into Soil Health Is Good Business

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With its important role in sequestering carbon, soil is gaining recognition as a tool for mitigating the growing threat of climate change. As a result, agriculture-based industries, such as food, textiles and to some extent cosmetics, are digging into the health of soil — the key to sequestration. These industries are engaging with sustainable agricultural practices designed to regenerate and enhance this critical natural resource.

Healthy Soil, Healthy Ranch

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Susan and Floyd Bergen own and operate five ranches in Oklahoma and Texas, including a 12,000-acre property in Sulphur, Oklahoma. Here, Susan, who has managed these ranches since 2012, shares her thoughts on the importance of soil health for long-term success in ranching.

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