Ducks Unlimited is getting about $1.25 million from Cargill and McDonald’s Canada to return about 125,000 of cropland to grass and pasture by 2025.
With matching funding, their donations bring the budget to about $3.75 million.
Cargill’s donation is part of its aim to reduce greenhouse gas emissions throughout the company’s North American beef supply chain by 30 per cent by 2030. The company in October formed an advisory panel to further its BeefUp initiative launched in early 2020.
“At Cargill, we are in a unique position to drive sustainable beef production across North America,” Heather Tansey, sustainability lead for Cargill’s global protein and animal nutrition and health businesses, said in the release.
“Through this project, we are partnering with Canadian ranchers to show how cattle are of force for good in conserving this critical ecosystem of soil, grassland and wildlife habitats.”