ANKENY, IOWA — PepsiCo, Inc. and Ingredion, Inc. have entered a partnership to help farmers adopt conservation practices that generate carbon reductions and water quality improvements, the Soil and Water Outcomes Fund announced April 21. The partnership will encompass a target of 20,000 acres of cropland in northern Illinois.

The Soil and Water Outcomes Fund provides financial incentives to farmers who transition to conservation practices, including no-till and cover crops. The farmers then sell product to public and private beneficiaries, including corporations like PepsiCo and Ingredion.

“Ingredion is committed to making a meaningful difference as we work to make life better, so it is fitting that we focus our sustainability initiatives on practices that make a positive impact on the world,” said Andy Utterback, senior manager of sustainability at Ingredion, Westchester, Ill. “By collaborating with our customers and…

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