Smithfield, United Suppliers to advance precision ag

Project goal is to work through food supply chain to reduce fertilizer runoff, safeguard environment and ensure farm productivity.

Smithfield Foods Inc. and United Suppliers Inc. announced a collaboration to advance on-farm conservation practices and the use of innovative precision agriculture tools across Smithfield's sourcing regions in Iowa and Missouri.

Smithfield's initiative will focus on deployment of SUSTAIN, United Suppliers' sustainability platform, with agronomic and sustainability guidance from the Environmental Defense Fund (EDF). The ultimate goal of the project is to work with farmers at all poi

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