Identity Preservation, or “IP”, is the process of differentiating commodities, requiring that strict separation be maintained at all times. IP is often used to market commodities like food-grade corn and soybeans.
For specific end-use markets that require certain chemical or nutritional characteristics, Identity Preservation is a useful tool to ensure what is grown in the field is what the buyer receives. An IP system is an efficient and effective way to separate IP crops from the broader commodities.
Processors are confident they’ll get the right product at the designated quality level they paid for, and they can guarantee traceability back to the farmer and the field with a complete history of agronomic practices.