Jul 16, 2021
Farms sign up more than 1M acres for regenerative ag, says MyLand
MyLand Company LLC recently announced it had secured over one million acres of farmland for its regenerative services, through letters of intent globally.
The company is partnering with influential organic and conventional farmers in key growing regions, to implement MyLand’s scalable regenerative agriculture solutions under their “Soil-as-a-Service” model, according to a news release from the company. The participating growers represent many regions and crop types and include International Farming Corporation, OLAM Edible Nuts, Oregon Potato Company, Lone Star Family Farms, and Martori Farms, among others.
“Farmers feed the world, and the ones we are working with supply some of the world’s leading brands, such as Costco, General Mills, and Flav-R-Pac so their participation is integral to our mission – that heathy soil leads to healthy food, healthy people, and a healthy planet,” Peter Williams, MyLand CEO, said in the news release.
Regenerative agriculture practices are a holistic approach designed to restore degraded soils. MyLand works to improve the biological, chemical, and physical properties of soil resulting in significant returns for farmers in terms of reduced inputs cost, higher yields and revenue, as well as increased land value, according to the news release. In addition, the increase in soil organic matter resulting from the implementation of the MyLand service plays an important role in climate change mitigation by storing carbon (carbon capture), decreasing greenhouse gas emissions, and improving water retention.
Dane Hague, Co-Founder and President at MyLand said that with one million acres of farmland under letter of intent, “we now have a line of sight on capturing one megaton of carbon annually, in addition to saving over seven billion gallons of water per year.”
MyLand said it has a Platinum Partners service program to ensure grower’s success. The news release quoted Marvin John, a fourth-generation grower at John Family Farms, a 1,000-acre alfalfa farm in Buckeye, Arizona.
“We’ve been working with MyLand over three years now and according to independent data our soil’s organic matter has increased from less than 1% to well over 3%. This is unheard of in this region of Arizona,” John said. “Because of the strength of our soil, we have essentially eliminated using chemical soil amendments, and our yields have improved by better than 30%. We’re even finding earth worms broadly throughout our ranch.”