Walmart digs into regenerative agriculture

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Walmart is working on goals to become a more regenerative agriculture thinking company. The retail and grocery giant is getting into the regenerative farming business with new goals around improved sustainability practices and greenhouse gas emissions for its farming suppliers. By working with the nonprofit Midwest Row Crop Collaborative (MRCC), Walmart is helping farmers in this region ensure that 30 million acres switch to regenerative practices that will increase soil health, decrease greenhouse gases and improve water quality and biodiversity. The company is supporting 30,000 midwestern farming operations with the transition and is hoping to show measurable impact on at least 1 million of that 30 million acreage by 2030. These goals were developed as a coordination between Walmart and MRCC and according to Walmart, the organizations are working together to develop key performance indicators (KPIs). Along with the regenerative agriculture changes such as cover crops and no-till to increase carbon sequestration in the soil, the company is also committing to helping farmers reduce on-farm emissions by 7 million metric tons. This is part of Walmart’s Project Gigaton , working to reduce 1 billion metric tons of emissions, also called one gigaton of emissions (hence the name), by 2030. […]

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