USDA Partnerships for Climate Smart Commodities
Welcome to Elevated Foods' farmer portal for our Partnerships for Climate Smart Commodities program.
We appreciate your interest as we look to expand climate-smart production and marketing of fruits and vegetables across the US. Our focus is in supporting farmers, as well as urban farmers and small and historically underserved producers, in the following states:
AR, AZ, CA, FL, GA, KY, MO, MS, SC, TN & the Navajo Nation.
This project will implement climate-smart production practices including no- and reduced-till, nutrient management, and soil carbon amendment activities, on a large-scale across cropland planted to fruits and vegetables.
If you’re a producer in one of these states, we’d love for you to participate in our program! To do so, you’ll be required to:
- Collaborate with Elevated Foods and our partners over the course of three years
- Implement regenerative agriculture practices
- Support reporting efforts required by the USDA
If you’re interested in learning more about our program, please consider filling out our short form. We will reach out to you later in the year when our program application is live.
All enrolled producers in our project will document their practices and related acreage in CropTrak®, which offers a proprietary cloud and mobile platform to help farmers increase the efficiency, effectiveness, and transparency of their supply chain. Once this data is entered, related greenhouse gas emissions and GHG emission reductions are planned to be calculated through third-party calculators integrated into the USDA COMET-Farm platform.
We will leverage our expertise in marketing and branding to pilot a climate-smart branding program for participating producers, to broadly communicate the value of climate-smart fruits and vegetables with customers in multiple market sectors from farmers’ markets consumers to global retailers. Materials created through this effort are planned to include branded stickers for produce; branded produce bags and boxes; and the development of videos, social media promotions, and printed materials to share the value of climate-smart produce with consumers.
We commit at least 25 percent of funds for producer incentives to support small and historically underserved fruit and vegetable producers.
USDA Climate Smart Commodities
Project Inquiry Form