McCain Foods, with a plant in Grand Island, creates sustainable farming plan

Mccain Grand Island Plant

LINCOLN, Neb. (KLKN) – Toronto-based McCain Foods, which has a production plant in Grand Island, is working toward more sustainable farming practices.

On Wednesday, the company released a road map to meet its commitment to regenerative agriculture.

The framework includes standards on enhanced crop diversity, minimized soil disturbance and reduced toxicity of pesticides.

“We have made a big commitment to Regenerative agriculture, and launching our Framework is the foundation that will allow us to share our vision with our entire grower community,” Philippe Thery, global chief agriculture officer for McCain, said in a press release.  “It is key that our farmers understand what is expected of them, with the assurance that we will be there to support them on every step of this journey and that it makes economic and agronomic sense.”

McCain Foods hopes to set a standard for the potato industry, while also allowing growers to decide what will work best on their farms.

In 2021, the company pledged that it would implement regenerative agricultural practices on all of its potato acreages by 2030.

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