Locus Agricultural Solutions Honors Earth Day by Donating Climate-Smart Technology to Help Farmers Offset Economic Losses from COVID-19
Farmers can be nominated to receive a free soil “probiotic” treatment
that reduces current operating costs and carbon footprints
SOLON, Ohio (April 20, 2020) — With the coronavirus shutting down the global economy and consumer demand contracting, already vulnerable farmers are being forced to donate or dump crops and take another financial hit. To support the efforts of industry and celebrate the 50th anniversary of Earth Day, Locus Agricultural Solutions® (Locus AG) will be accepting nominations to donate its award-winning soil “probiotic” technology to farmers who are making a positive impact during the crisis.
Starting today, submissions are being taken for individuals that are using regenerative agriculture practices and giving back to communities in need. Those selected as an Earth Day 2020 Hero Farmer will receive a free Rhizolizer® treatment that can be used to reduce operating costs and greenhouse gas emissions while boosting crop yield performance and income. Nominees will also be given the opportunity to have their stories featured on the company’s website and social media pages.
“The agriculture industry has suffered a series of hardships these last few years and farming communities are bracing for a huge economic hit from COVID-19,” said Grant Aldridge, Locus AG’s new CEO. “Farmers are excellent stewards of their land and grow the food that sustains us all. We are honoring Earth Day 2020 by giving to those who give so much to humanity. We want to highlight their efforts, show our appreciation and let them know that we support them.”
Locus AG’s non-GMO, organic-certified Rhizolizer product line has been globally recognized for its immediate and ongoing economic and environmental benefits. The fresh, highly concentrated treatments boost yields by as much as 40 percent in specialty and irrigated crops and reduce the need for costly fertilizer and other inputs—maximizing grower profits. It is also the only soil technology that can deposit up to 9 additional metric tons of carbon dioxide per acre in the soil, which can be monetized through Locus AG’s CarbonNOW™ carbon credit program to double or triple farm revenue.
“This year’s Earth Day theme is climate action and farmers using this technology to do just that will have another way to give back: by reducing greenhouse gas emissions at record levels to benefit both their local and the global community,” Aldridge said.
The nomination form can be found at LocusAG.com/HeroFarmer and the deadline to nominate a grower—including oneself—is May 1, 2020. Farmers will also have the opportunity to have their story featured on Locus AG’s Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn pages.
As a certified B Corp™ in the agtech space, Locus AG is dedicated to leading the climate-smart agriculture trend. It works to directly impact five of the 17 United Nations Sustainable Development Goals to transform our world: zero hunger, good health and well-being, responsible consumption and production, climate action and life on land. The company is currently working with growers across the country to address climate change and food insecurity while simultaneously boosting their income and profits.
About Locus Agricultural Solutions
Locus Agricultural Solutions (Locus AG) is an agtech B Corp that is working to solve the interrelated challenges of climate change and food insecurity. Its innovative and award-winning microbial soil “probiotics” and CarbonNOW program give farmers a new way to boost yields, income and carbon sequestration while reducing their costs and environmental impact. Locus AG gets its core scientific capabilities from its parent company, Locus Fermentation Solutions (Locus FS), an Ohio-based green technology company. For more information, visit LocusAG.com.