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Bel Brands, Land O'Lakes Partner on Sustainable Agriculture

Specialty Food Association

Bel Brands USA is partnering with Land O’Lakes to implement and measure sustainable agriculture practices that promote soil health and reduce greenhouse gas emissions. The three year pilot will take place on a Land O’Lakes member-owner farm in South Dakota that supplies milk to Bel Brands.

The farm will work with the Land O’Lakes team and use the company’s Truterra Insights Engine to capture actionable data about the practices and the economic impact.

"Our mission is to champion healthier and more responsible food for all," said Bill Graham, CEO, Bel Brands USA, in a statement. "Our partnership with Land O'Lakes and the farmers that supply us exemplifies our unwavering commitment to innovation and sustainability. Together, we are exploring ways we can be the best possible partners to dairy farmers in their efforts to make the dairy industry more sustainable and conserve the planet's resources."

"As a farmer-owned cooperative, Land O'Lakes and our member-owners have always taken a leadership position in terms of both on-farm sustainability and animal care," said Pete Kappelman, senior vice president of Land O'Lakes member and government relations, in a statement. "Through our Dairy 2025 Commitment and Truterra business, and by working with partners such as Bel Brands USA, we believe we can leverage this leadership to help meet specific sustainability goals and provide lasting market opportunities for our of farmer-owners."

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