Regenerative Agriculture

First Regenerative Organic Certified coffee hits the U.S. market

The coffee industry has joined the regenerative agriculture movement—the first Regenerative Organic Certified (ROC) coffee hit U.S. shelves recently. Three coffee producers in Nicaragua and one in Sierra Leone, the first operations to be ROC certified, provide beans for four California roasters: Equator Coffees, Heirloom Coffee Roasters, Canyon Coffee and Groundwork Coffee. “ROC is not intended to replace NOP, but to […]

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NATIVA™ launches the first regenerative wool program in the U.S., in partnership with Shaniko Wool Company

NATIVA™, a global pioneer in traceable, sustainable Merino wool, recently announced the U.S. launch of the NATIVA Regenerative Agriculture Program (NATIVA Regen), in partnership with Shaniko Wool Company. NATIVA Regen, the first regenerative wool program to be launched in the U.S., is designed to improve soil and water quality and protect biodiversity while helping brands […]

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Kreher Family Farms receives verification for regeneratively grown crop

New York-based Kreher Family Farms, a fourth-generation operation, announced that its zucchini and yellow squash has been Regenerative Verified™ by Soil Regen. The company entered into a strategic alliance in 2021 with W.D. Henry’s—the two families have worked together for years to promote conservation of agricultural resources in Erie County to enable communities in and […]

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PepsiCo, ADM announce agreement to support regenerative agriculture practices on up to 2 million acres of farmland

Strategic partnership between two global companies, with footprints extending from the farm gate to foods and beverages, provides unique opportunity to expand regenerative agriculture at scale Grain processing giant ADM and global food manufacturer PepsiCo recently announced a 7.5-year strategic commercial agreement to collaborate on projects that aim to significantly expand regenerative agriculture across their shared North […]

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Five ancient (and new) drought-tolerant grains could help feed a warming world

Mono-cropping has neglected thousands of plant varieties with traits offering resilience against drought, epidemics, and natural disasters. Rice, wheat, and corn represent half the world’s calories, but increase soil erosion, plant-borne disease, and more. Four ancient crops and one new one—highly nutritious and drought-resistant—offer hope for our global warming crisis. Amaranth, whose seeds resemble buckwheat […]

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