First-of-its-kind model provides unique win-win for farmers, grain buyers, consumers, and environment
SAN CARLOS, Calif. & CHICAGO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Gradable™, the leading technology and services provider for scoring, sourcing, and pricing Low-Carbon Grain from farm to fork, today announced it's been invited by the California Air Resources Board (CARB) to demonstrate how its program for scoring variable grain feedstock can help biofuel makers reduce their carbon intensity levels.
CARB implements clean air and climate policy for the State of California—typically setting the climate policy agenda for the rest of the U.S.—and only opens its rules and regulations up for modification every three years. Gradable is the only farm-level data technology company invited to present.
Gradable and FBNⓇ Head of Sustainable Business, Steele Lorenz, will present to CARB at 10:00 am PST on Thursday, October 15. He will be discussing the benefits of field-level carbon intensity scoring in setting clean air policies, such as California's Low Carbon Fuel Standard. Registration is open to the public and can be accessed here.
CARB's consideration of the Gradable model underscores how farmers, biofuel companies, and regulators are aligned in their goal to reduce agriculture’s carbon output. Importantly, Gradable’s program ensures that farmers are paid a premium for their Low-Carbon Grain, which incentivizes the entire grain supply chain for the benefit of everyone.
Gradable, which was launched by Farmers Business Network (FBN) in September 2020, provides new technology and services that facilitate the scoring, sourcing, and pricing of Low-Carbon Grain, making environmental transparency in the grain industry a reality now. Gradable enables comprehensive environmental transparency and supports a market for premium, environmentally-scored grain. Gradable also provides buying intelligence software that directly connects farmers with consumer packaged goods companies, animal feed providers, biofuel makers and the world’s other major grain buyers.
To learn more, visit www.fbngradable.com
Farmer’s Business Network, Inc. is an independent ag tech platform and farmer-to-farmer network with a mission to power the prosperity of family farmers around the world, while working towards a sustainable future. Its Farmers First® promise has attracted over 16,000 members to the network with a common goal of maximizing their farm’s profit potential. FBN has set out to redefine value and convenience for farmers by helping reduce the cost of production and maximize the value of their crops.
The FBN network has grown to cover more than 49 million acres of member farms in the U.S., Canada and Australia. Blending the best of Midwestern agricultural roots and Silicon Valley technology, the company has over 600 personnel and offices in San Carlos, Calif., Chicago, Ill., Sioux Falls, S.D., a Canadian Headquarters in High River, Alberta and an Australian Headquarters in Perth.
To learn more, visit: www.fbn.com.
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