US ORGANIC GRAIN COLLABORATION
The US Organic Grain Collaboration is a pre-competitive industry effort stewarded by The Organic Trade Association and the Sustainable Food Lab. This collaboration is led by organic food companies with representatives from across the supply chain that have identified the need for collaborative action to address key challenges in expanding the supply of organic grain in the US.
- Increase the number of acres and the domestic supply of organic grain in the United States
- Improve the productivity, profitability, and market access of the organic grain farmer in the United States
- Improve the resiliency of organic grain production
The collaboration will achieve it’s goal to increase the supply of organic grain and improve the resiliency of organic grain production by addressing the points in the system that will improve the productivity and profitability of the organic grain farmer and reduce the barriers to entry for new and transitional farmers.
The collaboration is working directly with farmers and other stakeholders across the supply chain in Aroostook County, Maine and in the Northern Great Plains.
“With demand growth continuing to outpace the increase in supply we see a lot of value in collaborating with industry experts. It’s one thing for us to say that we want to double our organic sales, it’s quite another to source the ingredients. Working together is the only way to guarantee that we will all have long-term, sustainable supply.”
Beth Roberston-Martin, senior manager for natural and organic sourcing at General Mills
For more information, contact Elizabeth Reaves at firstname.lastname@example.org
Read our recent report: The Challenge of Organic Grain Production in the Northeast, Midwest and Northern Great Plains