Novus Plans for the Future

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Novus International is planning for a sustainable future, and Francois Fraudeau, President of Novus International, was on hand during the 2016 International Production and Processing Expo (IPPE) to discuss the company’s commitment to sustainability from both a business standpoint and as part of their mission to help producers feed the world. “Resources are coming to a point where there is …

Ag Group, IPPE, Novus International, Poultry, sustainability, Video

Novus Committed to Sustainability

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Sustainability is central to the mission of Novus International, and Jake Piel, Sustainability Manager for Novus, was on hand during the 2016 International Production and Processing Expo (IPPE) to discuss some of the ways the company is working to keep the industry sustainable, both within the company and through the products and services it offers customers. “Sustainability is part of …

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Big Business Plays Valuable Role in Sustainability

Lizzy Schultz

The latest Food Dialogues discussion panel held by the United States Farmers and Rancher’s Alliance (USFRA) kept the discussion focused on sustainability, a controversial concept that panelist Steve Peterson has built his career around. Peterson is the former Director of Sourcing Sustainability at General Mills, with 28 years of experience in the company, and a lifelong farmer. He operates a …

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

#FoodD Dietician Talks Consumer Disconnect

Lizzy Schultz

The 2016 Dairy Strong Conference was able to serve as a host for the United States Farmers and Ranchers Alliance’s (USFRA) latest installment of Food Dialogues, a comprehensive discourse on food production between a panel of food industry experts. This group of panelists was asked to focus discussion around the controversial topic of sustainability. One panelist was Lauren Linsley, RDN, …

Audio, consumer, Dairy Strong, Food Dialogue, Marketing, Nutrition, Organic, sustainability, USFRA

Review Period for Dairy Sustainability Guide

Lizzy Schultz

The farmer-funded Innovation Center for U.S. Dairy recently announced the opportunity for interested parties to participate in a 60-day review period for the new Stewardship and Sustainability Guide for U.S. Dairy, set to release this May with the intent to improve consumer confidence in dairy by providing more industry transparency. The guide was first launched in 2013 through an industry-wide …

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Study Calls for Less Concentrated Feed in Animal Production

Jamie Johansen

A new study led by the Research Institute of Organic Agriculture (FiBL), which was published in the scientific journal of the Royal Society Interface, shows that reducing concentrate feed can be a feasible alternative for ensuring food security in a climate-friendly way. Calculations using a model show that, should the predictions of the FAO become a reality, agriculture’s negative impact …

Ag Group, Feed, Nutrition, Organic, sustainability

Next #FoodD on Sustainability & Customer Buying Trends

Jamie Johansen

The Food Dialogues®: Dairy Strong Farming; for the Future panel will tackle the concept of “sustainability” and all it’s different meanings for different people. The panel, hosted by the U.S. Farmers and Ranchers Alliance (USFRA), will take place at the Dairy Strong conference from 10:15 – 11:45 a.m. CT on Thursday, January 14, 2016 in Madison, Wis. and will be …

Ag Group, Dairy, Food, sustainability, USFRA

New Video Series Brings Consumers to the Farm

Lizzy Schultz

The entire “Day on a Farm” online video series, presented by U.S. Farmers & Ranchers Alliance® (USFRA®), is officially live on YouTube and social media. Consumers and agriculture industry professionals alike are invited and encouraged to view, share, and discuss the series with others. The series of four videos, created in collaboration with the popular online kitchen and home destination …

Ag Group, consumer, Education, Food, GMO, Social Media, sustainability, USFRA

Global Beef Group Elects New President

Jamie Johansen

The Canadian Cattlemen’s Association’s Dennis Laycraft was elected as the 2016 president of the Global Roundtable for Sustainable Beef (GRSB) by a unanimous vote. Other GRSB leadership positions elected were Carlos Saviani, World Wildlife Fund, as vice president, and Cameron Bruett, JBS, as Executive Committee member-at-large. Laycraft has extensive experience in the areas of trade, product safety and animal disease …

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Ag Sustainability Summit Returning to IPPE

Lizzy Schultz

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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