By Glenn Cheater, Alberta Farmer Express
After growing its acres by 20 per cent last year, ALUS has lined up two big sponsors for a new initiative called Grazing Forward that will fund stewardship projects on 6,000 acres of Prairie ranchland.
“A&W Canada and Cargill will together provide $1.8 million to support ranchers in Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba as they continue to scale regenerative agriculture practices that capture carbon dioxide, in addition to supporting the long-term sustainability of ecosystems communities,” the organization said in a release.
ALUS (short for Alternative Land Use Services) was created in Manitoba a couple of decades ago but took off in Alberta after a pilot project in the County of Vermilion River in 2010.
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