SMART Farms Take Center Stage on Ag Day

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This is the time of year things really get rolling in agriculture, making it a great time to celebrate National Ag Day. Yesterday the US Farmers & Ranchers Alliance (USFRA) made the most of that day with a panel discussion about SMART farms and how producers today are growing sustainable, nutritious food and how to communicate that to consumers. The …

Ag Group, Audio, Farming, sustainability, Technology, USFRA

Culver’s CEO Shares Commitment to Farming Community

Jamie Johansen

Culver’s CEO, Joseph Koss, sat on a U.S. Farmers and Ranchers Alliance (USFRA) panel during the 2017 Commodity Classic to discuss the role GMO’s play in sustainable farming. Over the last few years we have all seen how Culver’s has gone out of the way to support agriculture and Cindy sat down with Koss to learn more about their efforts. …

Ag Group, Audio, Food, Food Dialogue, sustainability, USFRA

Tune in for our New SMART Farmer Podcast

Jamie Johansen

We are pleased to introduce the very first SMART Farmer podcast which features interviews with the people who use data and technology to be more sustainable and to help build a smarter version of the American farm and ranch. In this first episode, U.S. Farmers and Ranchers Alliance CEO Randy Krotz talks about how people can relate to the SMART …

Audio, podcasting, SMART Farmer, sustainability, Technology, USFRA

NSF International Joins AMSA Sustaining Partners

Lizzy Schultz

NSF International has joined 35 other companies and institutions as a member of the American Meat Science Association (AMSA) Sustaining Partners Program, which recognizes the organizations and institutions that provide significant financial and logistical contributions for the products and services offered by the organization. “More and more, companies are requiring that their suppliers follow specific animal feed and welfare guidelines. …

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Grassland Dairy Products Joins DSSA

Lizzy Schultz

Grassland Dairy Products has is the newest member of the Dairy Strong Sustainability Alliance (DSSA), a diverse group of partners who have come together to ensure that all touchpoints in the production of dairy foods are continuously improving. The goal of the alliance is to show tangible continuous improvements in animal care, environmental conservation, food safety and other practices through …

Ag Group, Dairy, Dairy Strong, sustainability

Watch Rancher, Farmer, Fisherman at Commodity Classic

Jamie Johansen

Rancher, Farmer, Fisherman will preview at Commodity Classic in San Antonio, Texas before it airs worldwide on Discovery Channel in August. Based on a book by the same name, the Discovery Impact film weaves together the stories of a Montana rancher, two Kansas farmers and a handful of Gulf fishermen who feed the world while stewarding the land and water …

Ag Group, Conservation, environment, Farming, Fish, Ranches, sustainability

Examining Sustainability Factors in Chicken Production

Jamie Johansen

The results of a study released by the National Chicken Council (NCC) have detailed several environmental, economic and sustainability implications of raising slower growing chickens. The results reveal a sharp increase in chicken prices and the use of environmental resources – including water, air, fuel and land. “The NCC and its members remain committed to chicken welfare, continuous improvement and …

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Dairy Strong Sustainability Alliance Adds Member

Jamie Johansen

Foremost Farms USA® has joined the Dairy Strong Sustainability Alliance, a collaborative group that represents all aspects of the dairy community working to continuously improvemen animal care, environmental conservation, food safety and other practices. The Wisconsin Cheese Makers Association endorsed the alliance from its start this past August, and Foremost Farms, represents the first dairy processor that will contribute aggregate …

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Dairy Strong Sustainability Alliance Showcased

Jamie Johansen

The Dairy Strong Sustainability Alliance (DSSA) was among projects chosen from around the country to be featured in panel discussions at the 2016 Sustainable Agriculture Summit, held Nov. 15-16 in Atlanta. DSSA works to help farmers, processors, food companies and others who are connected to the production of dairy foods, from the farm to the grocery store, show tangible improvements …

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2016 Sustainable Ag Summit: A Journey With No End

Jamie Johansen

“Sustainability is a journey that has no end. It is an ongoing effort that we must be prepared to look at forever,” said Paul Bredwell, vice president of environmental programs, U.S. Poultry & Egg Association (USPOULTRY), while serving on the opening panel at the 2016 Sustainable Agriculture Summit in Atlanta. The panel discussion centered on cross-industry collaboration essential to advance …

Ag Group, Poultry, sustainability