At this year’s Commodity Classic, farmers showed they are committed to the 4R Nutrient Stewardship program practices — that’s the reason Dow AgroSciences was able to donate $10,000 to Feeding America.
The donation was made possible thanks to farmer pledges made at this year’s Commodity Classic, Feb. 27 to March 1 in Anaheim, California. At the Dow AgroSciences booth, farmers were asked to pin the location of their farm on an oversized map of the United States, expressing their 4R commitment. For each pin on the map, Dow AgroSciences donated $100 to Feeding America, the show’s official charity partner. With 100 total farmer commitments, Dow AgroSciences donated $10,000 in total.
“The 4R’s of nutrient management are important guidelines for farmers to implement along with a nitrogen stabilizer, especially given the current low price of commodities,” said Kenny Johnson, CCA U.S. product manager, nitrogen stabilizers at Dow AgroSciences. “By encouraging farmers to commit to the 4R’s, we’re helping them maximize their ROI and they’re helping us support Feeding America’s mission to battle hunger issues.”
At the show, farmers learned about the 4R’s, which are simple, best-management practices for fertilizer application and maintenance. The concept focuses on applying the right source of nutrient, at the right rate, at the right time, and in the right place. Farmers also learned how using the right nitrogen stabilizer, like Instinct or N-Serve, in conjunction with 4R practices can provide better protection against uncertain environmental conditions.
Dow AgroSciences’s donation to Feeding America helps solve hunger issues across the nation via food banks, disaster food assistance and senior-, school- and children-specific programs. Currently, a $10,000 donation would provide 100,000 meals secured by Feeding America on behalf of member food banks.