Ag Groups Tell Dannon Sustainability Needs Biotech

Jamie Johansen Leave a Comment

Top farming organizations joined together urging food companies to recognize that their sustainability goals, intended to reduce the use of natural resources, cannot be achieved without the use of modern agricultural practices, despite any misleading assertions to the contrary. This focus on deceptive food company marketing claims is in response to Dannon’s recent pledge to eliminate the use of safe …

Ag Group, ASA, Farm Bureau, Food, NCGA, NMPF, Sustainability, USFRA

World Food Day is October 16th

Lizzy Schultz Leave a Comment

Mark your calendars: Sunday, October 16 is World Food Day 2016, and the theme of this year’s event is “Climate is changing. Food and agriculture must too.” The day will be one of the most celebrated events on the UN calendar, with over 150 countries recognizing it during various events and ceremonies. Rome is hosting several key World Food Day …

Ag Group, Company Announcement, Conservation, Events, fao, Food, International, Sustainability

Watch 2016 GAP Report Release at World Food Prize Online

Jamie Johansen

Join the Global Harvest Initiative tomorrow for the 2016 Global Agricultural Productivity (GAP) Report on Sustainability in an Uncertain Season. The event will take place Oct. 12 from 11am to 1pm at the World Food Prize in Des Moines, Iowa. You can still register for the event, but more importantly, you can watch the live webcast. Global demand for food …

Ag Group, Events, Food, Food Security, Sustainability

USFRA Helps Farmers Speak on Sustainability

Joanna Schroeder

What does sustainability mean to you? What does it mean to your friends and family? Based on research from the U.S. Farmers and Ranchers Alliance (USFRA), not the same thing. So if it means different things to different people then how do you communicate with consumers about the sustainable actions you are taking on your farm? Well, that’s easy, says …

Agribusiness, Sustainability, USFRA

#IFAJTour16 – Episode 12 – Bayer Phytobac

Chuck Zimmerman

Here is my final episode in a series from tour stops during the 2016 IFAJ Congress in Germany. In this program David Lembrich, Product Stewardship Manager at Bayer gives us an overview of the Bayer Phytobac system. This is a system Bayer has created to prevent contamination of surface waters. An example would be a crop protection products. Any pesticides …

Agribusiness, Audio, Bayer, Crop Protection, IFAJ, Sustainability, Video

The Sustainability of #USSoy

Lizzy Schultz

Over 300 attendees at the 2016 U.S. Soy Global Trade Exchange came from nations outside of the United States, and Belinda Burrier, United Soybean Board Director for Maryland, made sure to utilize this global event as an opportunity to talk to international buyers and learn more about what properties of U.S. soy are making the greatest impact on buyers throughout …

Ag Group, Audio, Soybean, Sustainability, USB, USSEC

GROWMARK Sustainability Efforts Focus on Farmer

Lizzy Schultz

GROWMARK’s commitment to sustainability was made evident during the 2016 GROWMARK Annual Meeting & Agribusiness Symposium, and Mark Orr, GROWMARK’s Vice President of Agronomy, sat down with AgWired during this year’s event to discuss the ways that the company is working directly with farmers to implement sustainable practices that will improve the long term profitability and success of their farms. …

Ag Group, Agribusiness, Audio, GROWMARK, Sustainability

GROWMARK Buzzing For Pollinator Program

Lizzy Schultz

GROWMARK has made an ongoing commitment to ensuring the financial and environmental sustainability of the solutions they offer their growers, and their commitment to sustainability was made evident through several of the programs discussed last week during the GROWMARK Annual Meeting and Agribusiness Symposium. Lance Ruppert, Director of Agronomy Marketing, sat down during the meeting to discuss several of the …

Ag Group, Agribusiness, Audio, Award, Environment, GROWMARK, pollinators, Sustainability

USSEC Provides Sustainability Verification

Jamie Johansen

Sustainability is in nearly every conversation concerning agriculture these days. Therefore, it was no surprise the U.S. Soy Global Trade Exchange tackled the topic as well. The U.S. Soybean Export Council (USSEC) held a Sustainability Forum focused on how to practice sustainability throughout the entire soy value chain. USSEC Marketing Director for Market Access, Rosalind Leeck, spoke with me about …

Ag Group, Audio, Soybean, Sustainability, USSEC

USFRA Research Focuses on Consumers and Sustainability

Cindy Zimmerman

Sustainability is the biggest buzz word of the day when it comes to food. That’s why the U.S. Farmers and Ranchers Alliance (USFRA) has spent a lot of time this year researching just what sustainability means to consumers and their food choices. USFRA Randy Krotz says they found out that while there seems to be no consistant definition of sustainability, …

Audio, Farm Progress Show, Research, Sustainability, USFRA