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WILL A CHANGING

CLIMATE CHANGE

MY DINNER?

It’s no secret that climate change is affecting how food is farmed–and it’s projected to have a significant, negative effect on crops and livestock by mid-century. Here’s some of the ways our network of farmers are working to respond to its effects:

Sustainable
Farming

It all starts with seeds–more specifically, tracking which seeds are planted where.

This allows us to measure the performance of every harvest and decide which seeds to continue with based on preferred crop quality.

Once those seeds are planted, we make sure to use…

  • Less Water

    Many of our tomato fields employ drip irrigation which uses less water to grow the same amount of food.

  • Better Soil

    Adding composts to our carrot fields locks in nutrients, stores carbon, and provides a buffer for excess rainfall.

  • Conserve More

    Capturing excess water means having reserves available during drought years.

But what about all these crazy weather events that have been going on?

That brings us to the importance of...

Weather
Monitoring

Farming has come a long way since almanacs, which is why we’re always looking for new ways to accurately predict seasonal weather trends in order to maintain...

  • Informed Yield Predictions

    Knowing how much to expect from each field allows us to adjust crop cycles and other practices accordingly.

  • Accurate Sourcing

    By staying ahead of a changing landscape and identifying new sourcing opportunities, we can meet customer demand requirements.

  • Supply Chain

    Anticipating obstacles allows us to have plans, backup plans, and backup- backup plans to get food from “here” to “there”.

Sure, farmers have been reacting to weather since the dawn of farming, but what are they doing to minimize their own contributions to climate change?

It comes down to three simple words:

Lower Carbon
Footprint

  • Optimize Fertilizer Use

    Better practices keep fertilizer locked in soil to lessen runoff and carbon emissions.

  • Greener Machines

    Farmers are increasingly utilizing solar, wind or biofuels to power equipment - reducing the CO2 production on those farms.

  • H2O Conservation

    As water resources around the world become more precious, farmers are learning to do more with less to lower that stress level.