Field to Market: The Alliance for Sustainable Agriculture, Washington, D.C., and Land O'Lakes SUSTAIN, Arden Hills, Minn., announced the forthcoming availability of Field to Market's sustainability metrics within the new Truterra Insights Engine from Land O'Lakes SUSTAIN. Land O'Lakes is the first partner that will fully integrate with the latest version of Field to Market's Fieldprint Platform released this month.
"We are proud to partner with Land O'Lakes to give farmers even greater choice in assessing the sustainability performance of their management practices and respond to growing interest across the value chain in where and how commodity crops are grown," says Rod Snyder, president of Field to Market. "This collaboration integrates Field to Market's sustainability insights alongside the stewardship and agronomic analysis for which Land O'Lakes WinField United ag-retailer owners are known – helping farmers make decisions that benefit the air, soil, water and their business."
"The addition of Fieldprint Platform sustainability metrics to the Truterra Insights Engine is a key asset supporting the agricultural and food supply chain to utilize Truterra for data-driven insights," says Matt Carstens, senior vice president of Land O'Lakes SUSTAIN. "This work enhances the ability for farmers and ag retailers to bolster their stewardship reporting across many commodities, crops and commitments, and it cements the Truterra Insights Engine as a go-to, farm-to-fork solution for food companies who turn to the Fieldprint Platform to track sustainability results achieved in the field."
The integration of Field to Market's sustainability metrics provides commodity crop producers and the supply chain with a seamless solution for assessing sustainability performance as well as documenting and demonstrating stewardship at the field and landscape level.
The Fieldprint Application Programming Interface (API) will connect eight sustainability metrics and associated algorithms from Field to Market's Fieldprint Platform directly to the Truterra Insights Engine, providing farmers with an enhanced tool to assess their management practices against regional, state and national benchmarks for key sustainability indicators.