Ag Sustainability Summit Returning to IPPE

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The 2016 International Production & Processing Expo (IPPE) will once again be hosting the annual Animal Agriculture Sustainability Summit during the event. This will be the eighth year that expo attendees will have the opportunity to attend the program, which intends to harbor discussion about the sustainability of today’s animal agriculture industry. The program will include presentations from several poultry …

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Dairy Sustainability Efforts Honored by White House

Jamie Johansen

Erin Fitzgerald Sexson, senior vice president of global sustainability for farmer-founded Innovation Center for U.S. Dairy®, was recognized as a White House Champion of Change for Sustainable and Climate-Smart Agriculture. Sexson led the Innovation Center’s U.S. Dairy Sustainability Commitment for seven years. That formal commitment builds on the legacy of stewardship by America’s dairy farm families and businesses. Experts from …

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Industry Pledges to Reduce Climate Change

Joanna Schroeder

The production ag industry has made a public commitment to reduce their environmental impacts – especially those related to climate change effects. While not news from an industry that has been developing more sustainable technologies and practices, 81 companies have gone a step further and pledged to reduce climate emissions through the American Business Act on Climate Pledge. The White …

Agribusiness, environment, sustainability

5th Annual Dairy Sustainability Award Nominations

Jamie Johansen

The Innovation Center for U.S. Dairy® is accepting nominations for the fifth year of the U.S. Dairy Sustainability Awards. The awards recognize outstanding dairy farms, businesses and partnerships for socially responsible, economically viable and environmentally sound practices. Nominations are encouraged for farms, organizations and partnerships that employ sustainable practices that are making a difference. “Sustainable practices across the supply chain …

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US Dairy is a Leader in Sustainable Food

Kelly Marshall

The Innovation Center for U.S Dairy has released a the 2014 U.S. Dairy Sustainability Report, as well an an info graphic.  The report highlights the commitment of dairy farmers, importers and business to work in partnership to provide customers the nutritious diary products they want and in a socially, economically, and environmentally responsible way. “Dairy’s commitment underscores the vital role of milk …

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Nestlé Purina Joins Field to Market

Jamie Johansen

Field to Market: The Alliance for Sustainable Agriculture announced that Nestlé Purina Petcare has joined the Alliance. Nestlé Purina will work together with grower organizations, academia, conservation groups, public sector partners and other leading companies representing over $1.3 trillion in combined revenue to deliver sustainable outcomes for U.S. agriculture. “Growing the ingredients used in our products takes significant amounts of …

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USFRA Releases Sustainability Research

Jamie Johansen

During the Farm Progress Show, U.S. Farmers and Ranchers Alliance (USFRA) announced the results of a new survey on consumer views on farming and ranching sustainability. “For USFRA, no question about agriculture is off the table,” said USFRA chair Nancy Kavazanjian during the press conference. “We want to make sure farmers and ranchers are involved in the most important conversations …

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Missouri Highlights Sustainable & Responsible Producers

Jamie Johansen

Missouri Department of Agriculture held a press conference on the opening day of the Missouri State Fair about the launch of their Agriculture Stewardship Assurance Program (ASAP). The program goals are to encourage sustainable agricultural practices throughout the state, increase consumer confidence in Missouri agriculture and provide global marketing opportunities for the state’s producers. ASAP is a verification program that …

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U.S. Roundtable for Sustainable Beef Sets Course

Jamie Johansen

The common goal of continuously improving beef sustainability brought over 120 beef producers, retailers, foodservice operators, processors, academics, allied industry partners and non-governmental organizations to the first U.S. Roundtable for Sustainable Beef General Assembly meeting. “Continuously improving beef sustainability requires the cooperation and collaboration of every segment of the beef value chain, from the rancher to the consumer,” said USRSB …

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U.S. Roundtable for Sustainable Beef to Meet

Chuck Zimmerman

The U.S. Roundtable for Sustainable Beef, started in March of this year, announced today the first general assembly meeting. When: July 14 and 15, 2015 Where: Hyatt Regency Denver at the Colorado Convention Center 650 15th St., Denver, CO 80202 Program here. Registration here. USRSB’s mission is to advance, support and communicate continuous improvement in U.S. beef sustainability through leadership, …

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