NSF International Joins AMSA Sustaining Partners

Lizzy SchultzAMSA, Company Announcement, sustainability

NSF International has joined 35 other companies and institutions as a member of the American Meat Science Association (AMSA) Sustaining Partners Program, which recognizes the organizations and institutions that provide significant financial and logistical contributions for the products and services offered by the organization. “More and more, companies are requiring that their suppliers follow specific animal feed and welfare guidelines. … Read More

Grassland Dairy Products Joins DSSA

Lizzy SchultzAg Group, Dairy, Dairy Strong, sustainability

Grassland Dairy Products has is the newest member of the Dairy Strong Sustainability Alliance (DSSA), a diverse group of partners who have come together to ensure that all touchpoints in the production of dairy foods are continuously improving. The goal of the alliance is to show tangible continuous improvements in animal care, environmental conservation, food safety and other practices through … Read More

Watch Rancher, Farmer, Fisherman at Commodity Classic

Jamie JohansenAg Group, Conservation, environment, Farming, Fish, Ranches, sustainability

Rancher, Farmer, Fisherman will preview at Commodity Classic in San Antonio, Texas before it airs worldwide on Discovery Channel in August. Based on a book by the same name, the Discovery Impact film weaves together the stories of a Montana rancher, two Kansas farmers and a handful of Gulf fishermen who feed the world while stewarding the land and water … Read More

Examining Sustainability Factors in Chicken Production

Jamie JohansenAg Group, Chicken, National Chicken Council, Research, sustainability

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 … Read More

Dairy Strong Sustainability Alliance Adds Member

Jamie JohansenAg Group, Dairy, Dairy Group, Dairy Strong, sustainability

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 … Read More

Dairy Strong Sustainability Alliance Showcased

Jamie JohansenAg Group, Dairy, Dairy Group, Dairy Strong, sustainability

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 … Read More

2016 Sustainable Ag Summit: A Journey With No End

Jamie JohansenAg Group, Poultry, sustainability

“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 … Read More

Ag Leaders Unite for Inaugural Sustainable Ag Summit

Jamie JohansenAg Group, Dairy, Livestock, sustainability, Video

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 … Read More

Novozymes Recognized For Combating Climate Change

Lizzy SchultzAgribusiness, award, Conservation, environment, sustainability

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 … Read More

Dannon Hosts Forum on Alternative Production

Lizzy SchultzAgribusiness, Company Announcement, Dairy, dairy farming, Food, GMO, sustainability

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 … Read More