2020 Impact Report

In 2020, members’ work together engaged more than 900 farmers, resulting in the adoption of sustainable practices on more than 300,000 acres. Projects are improving soil health, sequestering carbon, increasing biodiversity, and reducing nitrogen, water use, and soil erosion. Among other insights included in the 2020 Impact Report are a series of case studies that shed more light on the impact and learning from a handful of MRCC collaborative projects, including:

  • Iowa Regenerative Agriculture Cover Crop Program
  • Eastern Nebraska Full Supply Chain Collaboration
  • Precision Conservation Management in Eastern Illinois
  • Kellogg and The Nature Conservancy Supporting U.S. Farmers
  • Projected Climate Smart Agriculture Opportunities for Reducing GHG Emissions

2016-2019 Progress Report

The Midwest Row Crop Collaborative has put its shared learning and partnership focus into practice to achieve results across our systems change pathways.

Through these projects, we’ve…

  • Facilitated the implementation of over a quarter-million acres of sustainable agriculture practices
  • Removed risks for farmers by providing data and financial incentives supporting practice adoption
  • Provided education and awareness about soil health, water quality, and climate mitigation to thousands of practitioners and consumers.

Our 2016-2019 Progress Report highlights examples of the Collaborative’s progress since 2016 and demonstrates the importance of working across different pathways for change in the agricultural system.