New farm-to-market report points to growth in climate action across agriculture value chain

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Nearly 75% of Field to Market members have made public commitments on climate action with significant progress, but more to achieve

Sept. 20, 2022 /CSRwire/ – Today, Field to Market: The Alliance for Sustainable Agriculture™ released the third edition of its annual report, Climate Action in US Agriculture: A Compendium of Farm-to-Market Member Climate Commitments, showing an increase in climate commitments across the various Field to Market membership sectors. The report presents an annual snapshot of the climate commitments made by 117 Field to Market member organizations, which represents an increase from the 100 commitments published in the previous report.

This report is published together with weather weekas organizations come together to celebrate climate action achieved and explore ways to raise climate ambitions and do more.

The Field to Market Compendium demonstrates that organizations across the agricultural value chain are paying increased attention to the climate crisis, recognizing the role our sector is poised to play in driving lasting change.

New to this third edition, progress towards climate goals is reported, provided by organizations that are already taking steps to achieve their ambitious climate goals and are willing to outline the work that remains to be done.

“We are proud to see continued growth in the number of public climate goals and commitments set by our members, as well as the progress made toward achieving those goals,” said Scott Herndon, president of Field to Market. “However, we must all continue to push ourselves and each other to meet these goals. No one organization can solve this challenge alone – we must all work together to accelerate climate action across all sectors of the value chain.”

By bringing commitments together into a single compendium, Field to Market enables companies and organizations within the agricultural sector to benchmark their ambition against their peers, drive higher climate performance, facilitate pre-competitive collaboration, encourage additional research where needed, and promote innovation. transparency and accountability for these goals

Through its Continuous Improvement Accelerator and related tools, Field to Market is committed to working with its diverse and growing membership to help translate climate ambition into credible action that drives progress across scales and landscapes. field to market Climate compendium web pages will continue to be updated regularly, with an annual Compendium Report to be released each September to reflect the current state of commitments and industry progress.

ABOUT THE FIELD TO THE MARKET
From field to market: Alliance for Sustainable Agriculture™ brings together a diverse group of producer organizations; agribusiness; food, feed, beverage, restaurant and retail businesses; conservation groups; universities and public sector partners to focus on defining, measuring and promoting the sustainability of food, feed, fiber and fuel production. Field to Market is comprised of more than 160 members representing all facets of the US agricultural supply chain, with members employing more than 5 million people and representing combined revenues totaling more than $1 .5 billion.

CONTACT
Katrina Stacey, Communications Manager, kstacey@fieldtomarket.org, (202) 230-3861

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From field to market: The Alliance for Sustainable Agriculture

From field to market: The Alliance for Sustainable Agriculture

Field to Market: The Alliance for Sustainable Agriculture is a leading multistakeholder initiative working to unite the agricultural supply chain to define, measure, and promote the sustainability of food, fiber, and fuel production in the United States. We bring together a diverse group of producer organizations; agribusiness; food, beverage, restaurant and retail companies; conservation groups; universities; and public sector partners to create opportunities throughout the agricultural supply chain for continuous improvements in productivity, environmental quality, and human well-being. With the world population estimated to exceed 9 billion by 2050, the entire value chain must work together to efficiently and responsibly lay the groundwork for a more sustainable future. From farm gate to retail to restaurant counter, the challenge of producing enough food, fiber and fuel for a rapidly growing population, while conserving our planet’s natural resources, has become increasingly more complex. The nature of this challenge requires an unparalleled level of transparency and collaboration. By uniting the agricultural supply chain and key stakeholders around a common measurement framework, Field to Market seeks to drive continuous improvement in the sustainability of staple crop production.

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