AFBF: American Consumers Trust Farmers And Their Sustainable Practices

A recently released survey conducted by the American Farm Bureau suggests that a majority of Americans believe farmers and ranchers are feeding the world in a sustainable way. Sustainability is an important topic to many Americans in 2020. John Newton, chief economist for the Farm Bureau, says their recent survey found a majority of Americans […]

Innovation Center for U.S. Dairy, EPA Sign MOU

The dairy-checkoff funded Innovation Center announced it signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the EPA. The center said the MOU will open doors for increased collaboration in areas of mutual interest and allow the agency to gain a deeper understanding and support for U.S. dairy farmers. It will also help the EPA understand the broader […]

WSU Hosting Webinar Geared For Young Tree Fruit Growers

Washington State University will hold a webinar Wednesday for young growers in the U.S. and their counterparts in the Netherlands. This week’s event will allow growers on both sides of the Atlantic to talk about experiences, both good and bad when growing tree fruit. WSU points out the Northwest and Netherland have very similar challenges […]

U.S. Dairy Advances Journey to Net Zero Carbon Emissions by 2050

On Monday, the Innovation Center for U.S. Dairy unveiled the Net Zero Initiative. The industry-wide effort will help U.S. dairy farms of all sizes and geographies implement new technologies and adopt economically viable practices. The initiative is a critical component of U.S. dairy’s environmental stewardship goals. The plan is endorsed by dairy industry leaders and […]

AEM Announces Sustainability Council

On Monday, the Association of Equipment Manufactures announced a Sustainability Council. The council is comprised of leaders from AEM member companies. The council will help advance AEM member-efforts in addressing issues of sustainability and provide a framework for the adoption of best practices and innovation. Curt Blades, senior vice president of Ag Services at AEM, […]

CAFE Remains A Priority For UI Ag, Others

While much has changed in the past couple of months because of the pandemic, one thing that has not changed, for the University of Idaho, the importance of the CAFE project. The Idaho Center for Agriculture, Food and the Environment will focus on research, outreach and education, advancing the sustainability of dairy, livestock and crop […]

Virtual Sustainable Agriculture Summit Announced

The Sustainable Ag Summit partners announced the virtual event this week planned for November. Scheduled for November 18th and 19th, the event is hosted jointly by six agricultural organizations and convenes leaders from across the agricultural value chain to create a sustainability event for production agriculture. Partners of the event include the National Pork Board, […]

Mercer: Farmers Always Looking To Improve The Ecosystem

Wednesday is Earth Day, and this year marks 50 year since the observation was put on the calendar. There are some in the non-agriculture world that say farmers don’t care about the environment and are destructive to the planet’s overall health. Many in the farming community will tell you that’s not true. Rob Mercer of […]

Farm Groups Come Together for Sustainability Discussion

Twenty-one farm and ranch groups that represent millions of U.S. farmers and ranchers are launching Farmers for a Sustainable Future.  It’s a new coalition committed to environmental and economic sustainability.  The coalition will serve as a primary resource for lawmakers and policymakers as they consider climate policies.   One important task for the new coalition […]