Development of NCBA Sustainability Goals

Cindy Zimmerman

The sustainability goals announced today by the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) are the result of the efforts of a Sustainability Goals Task Force that was formed to evaluate the current state of U.S. beef cattle sustainability, determine which improvements are most critical and help share the story of progress. Three members of this working group joined NCBA Senior Director …

AgWired Animal, Animal Agriculture, Audio, Beef, Cattle Industry Conference, NCBA, Sustainability

Precision Ag as a Process, Not a Product

Cindy Zimmerman

Precision agriculture has come a long way over the past couple of decades, to the point where it has gone beyond individual technologies to integrated systems, which is becoming increasingly important in the sustainability economy. FieldReveal CEO Matt Hesse told attendees at last week’s Tech Hub LIVE conference that sustainability will be an increasing consideration for growers in their decision …

Agronomy, AgWired Precision, Audio, Sustainability, Tech Hub LIVE, Technology

Sustainability in Focus at #TechHubLIVE

Cindy Zimmerman

With increasing interest and investment in sustainability up and down the agriculture value chain, each segment of the industry is finding its place as crop production practices evolve. During Tech Hub LIVE last week, CropLife Media Group Editor Paul Schrimpf moderated a group of key sustainability stakeholders who shared their perspectives on the state and future of sustainability practices, the …

AgWired Precision, Audio, carbon, Precision Agriculture, Sustainability, Tech Hub LIVE, Technology

Alltech ONE Wellness for Your Health

Cindy Zimmerman

Three months ago Alltech launched Acutia, a wholly owned subsidiary “that combines science and sustainability to provide high-quality supplements that enhance everyday nutrition and improve long-term wellness.” Nikki Putnam-Badding is a registered dietitian nutritionist and director of Acutia, and she is also chair of the health and wellness track for this year’s Alltech ONE Ideas Conference. As one of the …

Alltech, Audio, Sustainability

MyLand Growing for a Regenerative Ag Future

Cindy Zimmerman

MyLand is growing as it focuses on soil health. The Arizona-based company continues to add expertise as it moves into the “next stage of growth for a regenerative future.” In the past month, MyLand has announced four new appointments. Jonah Parker is Vice President of Operational Planning. In this role, he will oversee the development and roll-out of MyLand’s regional …

AgWired Precision, Soil, Sustainability

Agri-Pulse Joins Sustainable Agriculture Summit

Cindy Zimmerman

Agri-Pulse Communications is joining the 7th annual Sustainable Agriculture Summit as exclusive Media Partner. The Summit will return to an in-person event convening this November 17-18 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Agri-Pulse joins a team of eight Summit partners who jointly host the conference, led by Field to Market and the Innovation Center for U.S. Dairy. Jointly hosted by organizations representing …

Agri-Pulse, Agribusiness, AgWired Precision, Sustainability

Global Launch of Agoro Carbon Alliance

Chuck Zimmerman

Just recently Yara announced the commercial launch of the Agoro Carbon Alliance, a global business created for farmers to earn additional revenue through positive climate action. The company held a virtual launch event today which with participants from all over the world. The event featured speakers from all parts of the alliance including farmers who are adopting carbon cropping practices …

Agribusiness, carbon, Environment, Sustainability

Choose Real Leather to Reduce Waste

Chuck Zimmerman

The Leather and Hide Council of America has just released an infographic that highlights the issue of how the use of products made from plastics and other non-renewable sources is harming the environment. Real leather made from livestock hides is one of the oldest forms of recycling and can help play an important part in solving this problem. Zero-waste pledges …

Ag Groups, Environment, Livestock, Sustainability

Corn Farmers Launch Campaign to Open Minds

Chuck Zimmerman

In an effort to provide information about corn farmers and their accomplishments to constantly improve their farming practices, especially as it relates to the environment, a campaign was launched over the weekend. This Saturday, key public policy influencers in our nation’s capital met the corn farmers of America’s Heartland in their homes, at the airport, and even while listening to …

Ag Groups, Corn, Farming, NCGA, Sustainability

#ASTACSS Sustainability Panel Features Familiar Iowa Farmer

Cindy Zimmerman

Sustainability is real for Iowa farmer and former National Corn Growers Association president Pam Johnson, a sixth-generation farmer who works with her husband, their two sons and their young families to produce corn and soybeans. “We can see with our own eyes how things have improved and that we’re able to do a better job year after year,” she says. …

ASTA, Audio, Corn, Sustainability