U.S. Dairy Seeks Next Class of Stewardship Stars

Jamie JohansenAg Group, award, Dairy, sustainability

The Innovation Center for U.S. Dairy, established under the leadership of dairy farmers, is now accepting nominations for the 2015 U.S. Dairy Sustainability Awards. The awards recognize outstanding dairy farms, businesses and partnerships for socially responsible, economically viable and environmentally sound practices. These practices, large and small, are steps that add up to promote the health and well-being of consumers, … Read More

Honoring Stewards of the Land

Jamie JohansenAg Group, Audio, award, Beef, environment, sustainability

The cattle industry’s best stewards of the land were recognized at the recent Cattle Industry Summer Conference. The seven regional Environmental Stewardship Award Program winners will now compete for the national ESAP award, which will be announced at the 2015 Cattle Industry Annual Convention & NCBA Trade Show in San Antonia, TX. The 2014 regional winners are: Conlan Ranches California/True … Read More

2013 U.S. Diary Sustainability Report Released

Joanna SchroederDairy, Dairy Checkoff, dairy farming, environment, sustainability

The 2013 U.S. Dairy Sustainability Report has been released by the Innovation Center for U.S. Dairy. The report outlines the Center’s progress to measure, communicate and improve the social, environmental and economic performance of the diary industry. A key element of this has been the role the Center has played in aiding the diary industry in improving its sustainability programs … Read More

U.S. Dairy Sustainability Awards Announced

Jamie JohansenAg Group, award, Dairy, sustainability

The Innovation Center for U.S. Dairy® announced the winners of the third annual U.S. Dairy Sustainability Awards on May 14, 2014, at a special ceremony in Washington, D.C. The program recognizes dairy farms, businesses and collaborative partnerships that are committed to stewardship and sustainability, delivering exceptional results that are good for business, good for the environment and good for the … Read More

Dairy Industry Applauds White House Strategy

Jamie JohansenAg Group, energy, Government, sustainability

America’s dairy farmers, cooperatives, processors, manufacturers, and other industry leaders applaud today’s announcement by the White House of a Biogas and Energy Roadmap to reduce methane emissions from agriculture. In its announcement, the White House formally cited the work of the Innovation Center for U.S. Dairy’s Sustainability Council, whose efforts in part include a partnership with the U.S. Department of … Read More

Sustainability Winners Featured in Milk Mustache Ad

News Editorgot milk?, sustainability

The winners of the 2013 U.S. Dairy Sustainability Awards are featured in a recent Milk Mustache ad, showcasing dairy’s commitment to healthy people, healthy communities and a healthy planet. From the heart to farm to table. Good ideas come both large and small…and they all add up to progress. As dairy farm families and food companies, we take actions every … Read More

USDA and Dairy Industry Renew MOU

Cindy ZimmermanAudio, energy, sustainability, usda, Waste Management

Agriculture Secretary Vilsack today renewed a historic agreement with U.S. dairy producers to accelerate the adoption of innovative waste-to-energy projects and energy efficiency improvements on U.S. dairy farms, both of which help producers diversify revenues and reduce utility expenses on their operations. The pact extends a Memorandum of Understanding signed in Copenhagen, Denmark, in 2009. “Through this renewed commitment, USDA … Read More

Healthy People, Healthy Product's and A Healthy Planet

Jamie JohansenAudio, Education, energy, environment, sustainability

The National Association of Farm Broadcasting’s annual Trade Talk brought together agricultural journalists and leading agricultural companies to discuss industry issues. The dairy industry was well represented and I took the opportunity to talk with a representative from the Innovation Center for U.S. Dairy. Laura Mandell serves as the Vice President in Sustainability Communications, she shared with me how the … Read More

DeLaval Sustainability Vision

Chuck ZimmermanAgribusiness, Audio, sustainability, World Dairy Expo

DeLaval has a new vision. I learned about it at World Dairy Expo from Christian Poggensee, Regional President, North America. Simply put it is, “We make sustainable food production possible.” Christian says it’s not a target but rather something the company wants to be perceived as. Our conversation is contained in this week’s ZimmCast, a regular podcast on AgWired.com. The … Read More

Got Milk? They're Sustainable!

News Editorsustainability

When you begin to count the winners of the first U.S. Dairy Sustainability Awards from the Innovation Center for U.S. Dairy,® you realize the list goes on and on. Sustainable dairy practices are good for business, good for communities and good for the environment. And while the award is brand new, sustainable dairy practices are not. They’ve been implemented, perfected … Read More