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Cargill, Sysco Food Companies Donate $5 Million For Southern Plains Grassland Program
Fri, 23 Apr 2021 08:09:17 CDT
The Southern Great Plains is home for a diversity of wildlife and domestic animals that depend on a healthy ecosystem.
Ron Hays Beef Buzzes With Courtney Hall
Cargill and Sysco, two of the world’s largest food companies, recently announced a partnership with the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation to establish the Southern Plains Grassland program.
On today’s Beef Buzz Courtney Hall, senior sustainability manager with Cargill, explains the program and why it is important.
The program is focused on enhancing conservation efforts in Oklahoma, Kansas, New Mexico, Texas and parts of southern Colorado.
We seek out really great conservation partners, Hall said, aiming to expand adoption of rancher-led conservation practices and accelerate the improvement of grazing lands across the region.
The southern Great Plains is home to about 30 percent of beef production, Hall said, noting the importance of establishing a partnership in the region.
Ranchers will be connected through private organizations for technical and financial support, Hall said.
One of the focused areas is Improved rotational grazing which helps build rich soil, Hall said.
This is support for ranchers to do what they do best, Hall said.
Cargill and Sysco are kicking in $5 million to bring vital technical and financial resources to the southern High Plains.
Among the list of impacts the program hopes to accomplish are improving soil health, promoting biodiversity, increasing carbon storage and safeguarding the livelihoods of rancher and rural communities.
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