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Indigo Agriculture and Anheuser-Busch partner on sustainability goals for rice production

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Staff Writer | Thursday March 14, 2019 3:58AM ET
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America   Anheuser-Busch buys rice from all over the U.S.

Indigo Agriculture and Anheuser-Busch have announced a partnership focused on sustainable rice production.


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Indigo has committed to delivering 2.2 million bushels of Indigo Rice to Anheuser-Busch that is grown with specific environmental attributes.

Growers contracting with Indigo to produce rice for Anheuser-Busch will reduce water and nitrogen used by 10% and achieve at least 10% savings in greenhouse gas emissions compared to state benchmarks.

Anheuser-Busch buys rice from all over the U.S., and mills approximately 2.6 million pounds of rice a day at a company-owned facility in Jonesboro, Arkansas.

The brewer is the largest end user of rice in the United States, and rice is a key ingredient in their leading beers.

Rice helps provide a clean, crisp taste, and has been part of the Budweiser recipe since 1876.

Indigo’s full suite of microbial and digital offerings, trained on-farm professionals, and data analysis capabilities allow the company to guarantee identity preservation and transparency in the planting, growing, and delivery of rice to meet defined thresholds for sustainability.

With Indigo microbial technology and data-driven agronomic support, growers are able to improve rice yield while reducing the use of chemicals, irrigation, and fertilizers.

 

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