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Leading Harvest Takes First Steps


On Earth Day – April 22 – the nonprofit collective of farmers, conservationists, landowners, managers, and investors launched operations with the expressed intention of tackling complex ag issues ranging from biodiversity to sustainability. “This innovative effort establishes a rigorous and holistic process that actively engages farmers in forging practices to guarantee the health of both our agricultural land and the broader environment in which we all live,” says board member Ray Gaesser, an Iowa farmer and former president of the American Soybean Association. Leading Harvest looks to develop bold, farmer-oriented solutions that can be adapted to a variety of crops and environments. Participants will allow independent, third-party experts to audit their performance in a range of categories.
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