New Video Series Brings Consumers to the Farm

Lizzy SchultzAg Group, consumer, Education, Food, GMO, Social Media, sustainability, USFRA

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 … Read More

Global Beef Group Elects New President

Jamie JohansenAg Group, Beef, sustainability

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 … Read More

Ag Sustainability Summit Returning to IPPE

Lizzy SchultzAg Group, Eggs, IPPE, Poultry, sustainability, US Poultry

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 … Read More

Dairy Sustainability Efforts Honored by White House

Jamie JohansenAg Group, Dairy, sustainability

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 … Read More

Industry Pledges to Reduce Climate Change

Joanna SchroederAgribusiness, environment, sustainability

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 … Read More

5th Annual Dairy Sustainability Award Nominations

Jamie JohansenAg Group, award, Dairy, sustainability

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 … Read More

US Dairy is a Leader in Sustainable Food

Kelly MarshallAg Group, Dairy, environment, sustainability

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 … Read More

Nestlé Purina Joins Field to Market

Jamie JohansenAg Group, Nutrition, sustainability

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 … Read More

USFRA Releases Sustainability Research

Jamie JohansenAg Group, Audio, Farm Progress Show, Farm Show, Research, sustainability, USFRA

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 … Read More

Missouri Highlights Sustainable & Responsible Producers

Jamie JohansenAg Group, environment, Farming, Livestock, Ranches, sustainability

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 … Read More