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CGB seeks to measure sustainably grown crop benefits

Indigo Ag will use its capabilities to help Consolidated Grain and Barge to quantify the emissions factor for the grain they purchase from farmers.

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Indigo Ag announced a program with Consolidated Grain and Barge Co. (CGB) designed to quantify the environmental benefits of sustainably grown crops sourced by CGB.

Through its Market+ Source sustainable crop program, Indigo Ag will use its proprietary measurement, reporting and verification (MRV) capabilities to help CGB quantify the emissions factor for the grain they purchase from farmers using more sustainable farming practices.

These grains would be purchased at a premium and ultimately sold to CGB customers looking to decarbonize their value chains, including food and beverage companies, ingredient companies and regenerative and sustainable fuel producers, noted Indigo.

Indigo’s proprietary MRV capabilities use the highest scientific standards to quantify environmental benefits for companies participating in the Market+ Source program.

“As corporations look to achieve their Scope 3 emissions targets, the ability to quantify the environmental impact of sustainable practices with a high degree of certainty is critically important,” said Ron Hovsepian, president and CEO of Indigo Ag.

“We are excited to work with companies like CGB who are demonstrating leadership in the industry by committing to help farmers make more money through the adoption of sustainable practices while reducing emissions in the ag value chain.”

Eric Slater, president and CEO of CGB Enterprises, said his company is driven to connect value-added solutions to its upstream farmer producers, while simultaneously meeting the evolving needs and quality characteristics of its downstream consumer.

"Through our work with Indigo, we are excited to expand upon and connect value-added production practices at the farm level that would promote sustainability within the grain, feed, and food supply chains," said Slater.

Click here for more information on the Market+ Source program.

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