It is with great excitement the Land O'Lakes SUSTAIN™ Team announces that Nestle Purina is officially the newest downstream partner of Land O'Lakes SUSTAIN. The agreement was signed late on Monday night and we announced the news first thing this morning. 

The partnership is a 2-year pilot in Iowa focused on 50,000 acres of corn in Iowa surrounding Clinton and Davenport where Nestle Purina has plants that make some of the countries leading pet food products. Land O’Lakes SUSTAIN will work closely with Innovative Ag Services to fulfill this initial 50,000 acre commitment.

This announcement closely follows NestlĂ©’s commitment to climate action and the company joining the ‘One Planet Business for Biodiversity’ (OP2B) coalition  during UN Climate Week where Nestle committed to scaling up regenerative agriculture practices to protect soil health. As part of this announcement, they have named Land O'Lakes SUSTAIN and the Truterra Insights Engine as their first activation against this global commitment. 

Please feel free to help us share this news via your social media channels, if you have them. We have included a few draft tweets below. 

This is an exciting announcement-- for our business, for our ag retail partners and for our efforts to close the gap and drive stewardship from farm-to-fork. Please do not hesitate to reach out with any questions and I look forward to more exciting announcements in the future. I look forward to celebrating with you all at the Partners in Excellence Event next month.