General Mills is teaming up with Kansas farmers for a three year regenerative agriculture program. This program will focus on using carbon from the air and using it in the soil as well as making the farming land more resilient during extreme weather events. This program includes 24 wheat growers within a 650,000 acre Cheney Reservoir watershed that provides water to more than 400,000 Wichita residents.
“This pilot is an important step in our commitment to advance regenerative practices on 1 million acres of farmland by 2030, but more so supports our belief that these practices can have long-term positive impact on farmer profitability, soil health, water quality and biodiversity.”
Mary Jane Melendez, chief sustainability and social impact officer at General Mills