Examining Sustainability Factors in Chicken Production

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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 …

Ag Group, Chicken, National Chicken Council, Research, sustainability

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

Ag Leaders Unite for Inaugural Sustainable Ag Summit

Jamie Johansen

More than 500 farmers, retailers and other stakeholders in agriculture gathered for the inaugural Sustainable Agriculture Summit, co-hosted by the Innovation Center for U.S. Dairy, held last week in Atlanta, GA. For several years, dairy has brought together representatives of the full dairy chain – from farmer to retailer – to discuss opportunities to build consumer trust. This summit engaged …

Ag Group, Dairy, Livestock, sustainability, Video

Novozymes Recognized For Combating Climate Change

Lizzy Schultz

As governments work to adopt the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) laid out in the Paris Agreement, CDP has announced its annual ‘A List’ of the highest scoring companies on climate action. Novozymes was once again included on the list due to the company’s efforts to reduce carbon emissions and mitigate “Apart from being honored to once again be recognized …

Agribusiness, award, Conservation, environment, sustainability

Dannon Hosts Forum on Alternative Production

Lizzy Schultz

The Dannon Company, along with their farmer partners, concluded their annual two-day forum this week in Lexington, KY as the company works to further develop alternative models of dairy supply to make the company’s yogurt. This year’s forum follows Dannon’s recent implementation of the Dannon Pledge, which commits to the pursuit of a non-GMO ingredient profile for the products made …

Agribusiness, Company Announcement, Dairy, dairy farming, Food, GMO, sustainability

Farm Groups Defend GMOs in Teleconference

Lizzy Schultz

Leaders from two national farm associations held a teleconference this morning to unveil plans for a “Straight Talk” campaign to engage the food industry in a dialogue on sustainable agriculture production, the marketing practices used to reach consumers, and the intersection of both trends. The call, hosted by the United States Farmers & Ranchers Alliance (USFRA) and the National Milk …

Ag Group, Audio, Conservation, Dairy, GMO, National Milk, sustainability, USFRA

GRSB Hosts Global Sustainability Conference

Lizzy Schultz

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 …

Ag Group, Audio, Beef, environment, International, sustainability

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 …

Agribusiness, Animal Health, Apps, Beef, Cattle, Merck, sustainability