Agriculture Joins Together for Climate Change

Kelly MarshallAgribusiness, climate, Monsanto

monsanto1One year ago Monsanto announced its plans to decrease greenhouse gas emissions by making their operation carbon neutral by 2021.  Now the company is coming together with other agriculture group in the Carbon-Neutral Collaborative, a consortium of experts on agriculture greenhouse gases.  The team will focus their efforts on helping Monsanto reach their goal through an accounting framework.

“Since last year, we’ve been energized and inspired by the productive discussions and efforts around climate change from the many stakeholders involved, especially our farmer customers who are the ultimate stewards of the land,” said Brett Begemann, Monsanto’s president and chief operating officer. “While the problem of climate change is incredibly complex with many regional differences, the contributions over the past year—by some of the strongest leaders in agricultural and environmental science—are very promising.”

Other members of the Collaborative include experts from:

· AgSolver, Inc.
· Applied GeoSolutions, LLC
· Climate Smart Group Inc.
· Coalition on Ag Greenhouse Gases
· Colorado State University
· CropGrower, LLC
· Kansas State University
· National Corn Growers Association
· The Soil Health Partnership
· University of Illinois at Chicago