Tyson Announces Water Conservation Goal

Lizzy Schultz

Tyson Foods officials announced today that the company will be expanding their ongoing water conservation efforts. The announcement accompanies the release of the third installment of the company’s 2015 Sustainability Report, which includes information about its environmental stewardship. “We’re setting a 12 percent water reduction goal by the end of 2020 for our direct operations and will talk with our …

Ag Group, Conservation, environment, Food, Poultry, sustainability

13 Universities Set To Improve Equine Sustainability

Lizzy Schultz

Researchers from 13 land-grant universities have examined equine operations for the development of educational programs to devise sustainable, safe strategies for equine operations. These researchers have formed the Multi-state Research Project NE-1041 “Environmental Impacts of Equine Operations.” Northeast and Mid-Atlantic states alone are home to more than 428,000 horses, ponies, and mules on 65,000 farms, and each horse produces about …

Ag Group, Conservation, environment, Equine, Research, sustainability, University

Alltech & Rothamsted Form Research Partnership

Lizzy Schultz

Alltech Crop Science is partnering with Rothamsted Research, one of the oldest agricultural research institutes in the world, for a strategic alliance in the field of agricultural research. Rothamsted has provided cutting-edge science and innovation for more than 170 years. This alliance is part of Alltech’s commitment to advancing its research in microbiology, bio-chemistry and nutrigenomics, and to bridge the …

Ag Group, Alltech, International, Research, sustainability, Technology, University

Two Missouri Counties Deemed Agri-Ready

Lizzy Schultz

Missouri Farmers Care recently announced that Audrain and Carroll have become the first counties in Missouri to receive the program’s new “Agri-Ready” designation. The announcement, made earlier this month at the Audrain Agribusiness luncheon in Mexico, Missouri, included Agri-Ready’s hope that the designations will encourage growth and development of local agricultural enterprises. The Agri-Ready program, established in 2015, was developed …

Ag Group, Farming, Production, sustainability

Novus Plans for the Future

Lizzy Schultz

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

Lizzy Schultz

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 …

Ag Group, Audio, IPPE, Novus International, sustainability

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 …

Ag Group, Dairy, Dairy Checkoff, Dairy Group, Dairy Management Inc., sustainability

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