GRSB Hosts Global Sustainability Conference

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The Global Conference on Sustainable Beef was held earlier this month in Banff, Alberta, and the event featured a diverse group of inspiring keynotes that touched on the global commitment to furthering sustainability efforts. Starting off this year’s event was a speech by Dennis Laycraft, President of the Global Roundtable on Sustainable Beef (GRSB). He explained that the ultimate goal …

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Merck Animal Health Beef Sustainability Calculator App

Jamie Johansen

Merck Animal Health has launched a new app for Apple and Android. The Meat Sustainability Calculator, which is designed to help producers, suppliers and others in the food chain better understand how the beef production systems and technologies they use impact the environment. The app was created in partnership with Jude Capper, Ph.D., an independent sustainability consultant. Data from peer-reviewed …

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USPOULTRY Recognizes Clean Water Award Winners

Lizzy Schultz

Sanderson Farms, of Kinston, North Carolina, and Tyson Foods, of Russellville, Arkansas, were recently named the recipients of the 2016 Clean Water Award, presented by the U.S. Poultry & Egg Association (USPOULTRY). The award recognizes poultry facilities that have excelled in their efforts at water reclamation. Awards were presented during USPOULTRY’s Environmental Management Seminar in Destin, Floria in two categories: …

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Novus International’s 8th Annual Sustainability Report

Jamie Johansen

Novus International released its 2015 Sustainability Report. This report serves to document activities and improvements for the Company’s social, environmental and economic sustainability program. Their Sustainability Priorities Compass highlights five impact areas: Customer Productivity and Profitability, Supply Chain Efficiency, Human Health and Nutrition, Sustainable Animal Agriculture, and Engaged and Empowered Employees. As a complement to the Compass, in 2015, Novus …

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Aquaculture on the Rise = More #USSoy

Jamie Johansen

Did you know that aquaculture is the fastest growing animal production system in the world today? Or that aquaculture is the fastest growing utilization area for soy protein ingredients? Aquaculture and U.S. soybean production easily fit hand-in-hand. While I was at the U.S. Soy Global Trade Exchange I quickly realized the relationship aquaculture and the soybean community have formed and …

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Global Conference on Sustainable Beef

Jamie Johansen

Dr. David Hughes, Emeritus Professor of Food Marketing at Imperial College London, will keynote the 2016 Global Conference on Sustainable Beef. He will share insights into the global food industry, including retail and consumer trends. The 2016 event is themed “Building on Experience: Regionally and Globally” and is set for October 4-7 in Alberta, Canada. “Dr. Hughes is the perfect …

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Food Dialogues Paved Way For DSSA

Lizzy Schultz

Yesterday marked the official launch of the Dairy Strong Sustainability Alliance (DSSA), a collaborative group of dairy industry professionals that seeks to foster continuous improvement in the sustainability of the dairy community with a panel of DSSA collaborators, including Dairy Business Association (DBA) Executive Director Tim Trotter. The idea to establish DSSA was first born out of DBA’s Dairy Strong …

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DBA Launches Dairy Strong Sustainability Alliance

Lizzy Schultz

A diverse group of partners came together this afternoon at Endres Berryridge Farm in Waunakee, Wisconsin for the official launch of the Dairy Strong Sustainability Alliance (DSSA), a collaborative sustainability campaign featuring representatives from every facet of the dairy community, including farmers, processors, retailers, government agencies, universities, and dairy and trade non-profits. The alliance seeks to engage individuals from across …

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More ESAP Regional Finalists Announced

Lizzy Schultz

The tradition of cattlemen and women serving as stewards of America’s natural 2016 Cattle Industry Summer Business Meeting with the announcement of the six regional Environmental Stewardship Award Program (ESAP) winners, who will compete for the national ESAP award, which will be announced in February 2017. Huntingdon Farm, of Alexandria, Pennsylvania, was one of the winners honored last week in …

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Regional ESAP Winners Announced

Lizzy Schultz

The six regional Environmental Stewardship Award Program (ESAP) winners were honored during the 2016 Cattle Industry Summer Business Meeting. The winners hail from locations across the country, and were nominated for their outstanding efforts to protect land, air and water resources on their individual farming and ranching operations. The regional winners will now compete for the 26th national ESAP award, …

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