Our monthly newsletter highlights the work CRA and our members are doing to innovate, invest, and grow in the communities where we live and work. We invite you to explore our newsletter and learn more about CRA and our members.
Statements from CRA President and CEO John Bode thanked Senators Klobuchar, Stabenow, Ernst, and Ricketts; and Representatives Alford and Craig for prioritizing the enhancement of USDA’s BioPreferred program. Learn more about the bill on Senator Klobuchar’s website.
Interested in the relationships and dynamics impacting the North American region? CRA is proud to sponsor the 2023 North Capital Forum, a three-day gathering hosted by the U.S.-Mexico Foundation that will gather panels and discussions on the region’s most pressing issues. During the event, CRA President and CEO John Bode will discuss innovation in agriculture and North American trade. Learn more about #NCF23 on the event webpage.
CRA is proud to announce the promotions of Jamaica Gayle to Director of Sustainability & Environmental Affairs, and Kent Roberson to Director of Government Relations. We look forward to seeing their continued growth in their new positions.
Know a talented sustainability specialist in search of a new role? CRA is hiring a Manager of Sustainability and Workplace Safety who will support the development and execution of policy regarding sustainability, environmental affairs, and workplace safety issues for CRA and the Plant Based Products Council. Visit CRA’s careers page to learn more.
CRA’s latest life cycle analysis (LCA) highlights the corn refining industry’s achievement of environmental and sustainability goals. The LCA evaluates the environmental impacts of certain products derived from corn refining across their lifetime, from the beginning stages of agricultural production to the final stages of facility operations. To learn more, visit CRA’s LCA website page and read our press release.
CRA member Cargill was named a Best Place to Work for Disability Inclusion by Disability:IN and the Disability Equity Index. Cargill has earned this award for their commitment to providing a safe, inclusive, and welcoming workplace for all their employees. To learn more about Cargill’s commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion, visit their website.
CRA member ADM is partnering with Nestlé to sequester CO2e using sustainable agriculture methods. Through this partnership to expand regenerative agriculture practices, more than 3,800 metric tons of CO2e have been removed or sequestered. This is equivalent to removing 85 cars from the road. Read more on Nestlé’s website.
CRA member Primient has published its 2022 Impact Report, which sheds light on the incredible work that Primient is doing to integrate sustainability into every level of their value chain. View the full report.
Did you know that the chocolate coating that keeps sports bars soft and protects the essential nutrients is made from the low-calorie sweetener maltitol? Maltitol is produced from starch for use in energy bars, baked goods, chewing gum, sugar-free chocolates, hard candies, and ice cream. Read more about the Kernel of Innovation.