More ESAP Regional Finalists Announced

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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

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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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USRSB Completes Annual Meeting

Lizzy Schultz

The U.S. Roundtable for Sustainable Beef (USRSB) concluded its second annual General Assembly meeting this week. This year’s meeting focused on reviewing accomplishments over the past year, aligning to a work plan for the coming year and approval of a strategic plan for the future which will guide the group’s efforts to improve beef sustainability moving forward. “We had about …

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DuPont Launches 1st Biogas Specific Enzyme- OPTIMASH

Joanna Schroeder

DuPont Industrial Biosciences has launched its first enzyme specifically for the rapidly growing biogas industry. OPTIMASH AD-100 was designed to improve biogas yields and process robustness for biomethane producers. DuPont says the enzyme has been shown to produce up to a 13 percent increase in biogas yields in anaerobic digesters, and the product should ultimately increase a biogas producer’s revenue …

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NMPF Endorses Ag Environmental Stewardship Act

Lizzy Schultz

The National Milk Producers Federation (NMPF) has voiced support for the Agriculture Environmental Stewardship Act, a piece of legislation introduced this week in the U.S. House of Representatives. The new bipartisan legislation will help dairy farmers increase their investment in technologies, such as manure digesters, that improve the environment and enable dairy farmers to find new ways to reduce their …

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Science + Sustainability at Novus

Jamie Johansen

Novus International strives to help feed the world affordable, wholesome food each and everyday. The center of that vision is sustainability. Definitions for the word throughout the agricultural community vary, but the results are the same. Novus defines sustainable as the endurance of systems and processes and along with the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) guidelines for sustainability reporting, they have …

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Finger Millet Saves Water in Dairy Production

Lizzy Schultz

As the sustained increase in dairy production throughout the Southern High Plains region of West Texas and New Mexico continues to stretch the area’s Ogallala Aquifer beyond capacity, U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) scientists have looked to the efforts of Indian cattle farmers for an attempt to lower the area’s water usage. The potential solution involves replacing corn silage and …

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Research Will Help Farmers Discuss Sustainability

Lizzy Schultz

The U.S. Farmers and Ranchers Alliance (USFRA) recently completed an extensive research project that dug into consumer perceptions about sustainability, and the findings may help producers continue to break through communication barriers and effectively get their story out to the increasingly disconnected consuming public. Paul Spooner, Manager of Affiliate and Ag Communications for USFRA, sat down with AgWired’s Jamie Johansen …

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Global Beef Roundtable Approves Five-Year Strategic Plan

Jamie Johansen

A five-year strategic plan was approved by a unanimous vote from the Global Roundtable for Sustainable Beef (GRSB) Board of Directors at the their semi-annual board meeting. The Strategic Plan for 2016 – 2021 was developed to ensure the success of the organization, providing a framework for prioritizing goals and objectives that will guide the work of the GRSB, its …

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2016 U.S. Dairy Sustainability Awards Winners

Jamie Johansen

The Innovation Center for U.S. Dairy® has announced its fifth annual U.S. Dairy Sustainability Awards. The program recognizes dairy farms, businesses and partnerships whose sustainable practices positively impact the health and well-being of consumers, communities, animals and the environment. This year’s winners addressed waste and nutrient management, food insecurity, water quality protection, energy efficiency and other sustainability issues. “The nine …

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