Indigo’s Indigo Acres is a three-variant package to support farmers not only in transitioning towards environmental sustainability but also increase their profitability


Image: Indigo Agriculture introduces new programme to help farmers move to sustainable farming. Photo: Courtesy of Broin/Pixabay

Indigo Agriculture, a US-based agricultural technology company, has launched Indigo Acres, a comprehensive package to support farmers in the US transitioning to regenerative farming practices.

The company aims to offer a portfolio of products and services that can help in increasing grower profitability, environmental sustainability and consumer health.

Indigo Agriculture is offering the package to support the transition of farmers to regenerative practices which can help in improving the profitability of US farmers by enabling new revenue stream through carbon credits, offering premium pricing for sustainably grown grain through its Indigo Marketplace, decreasing inputs costs and enhancing a farm’s resilience to extreme weather conditions.

Indigo Acres is said to offer support in adopting practices that draw down atmospheric carbon dioxide and will enrich agricultural soils. Such practices include cover cropping, diverse crop rotations, input reductions, reduced or no tillage, and livestock integration.

Indigo Agriculture CEO David Perry said: “At Indigo, we believe that to address three of the biggest challenges in agriculture – grower profitability, environmental sustainability, and consumer health – we have to question the whole system.

“We see the adoption of regenerative practices as an important part of that change, and have designed our new tiered offer, Indigo Acres, to help growers make that transition.”

Implementing a data-driven approach, the company’s agronomists will give recommendations customised for each field and to adapt to regenerative practices easier, increasing the amount of carbon sequestered.

Growers could earn up to $15 for every carbon credit

Growers can be paid for carbon sequestration through Indigo Carbon, an important component of Indigo Acres. They could earn up to $15 per carbon credit generated next year if they sign up for the programme before the end of this year, the company said.

Indigo offers the Indigo Acres in three variants to meet the needs of a wide range of growers. Each variant offers increased agronomic support and associated tools to support growers in transitioning to regenerative farming practices.

Indigo Acres Standard is the first variant, offered at no cost. Growers can sign up for Indigo Carbon and Indigo Marketplace, an eCommerce platform to directly transact on grain, using an online portal while enrolling.

Indigo Acres Plus offers data-driven recommendations from agronomists through four in-depth visits throughout the year, patented microbiome seed treatments and grain quality testing to increase a grower’s profitability potential.

Indigo Acres Complete is the top variant that can maximise growers’ soil carbon content and profitability. It includes year-round visits from Indigo certified regenerative agronomist, microbial seed treatments, crop pricing tools, premium buyer contracts and handheld grain quality testing, among other components.