Yara Announces the Commercial Launch of Agoro Carbon Alliance, enabling the decarbonization of the North American food system

(Tampa, Florida, May 10, 2021) Yara, a leading crop nutrition solutions provider, today announced the commercial launch of Agoro Carbon Alliance, a global business created for farmers to earn additional revenue through positive climate action. By adopting climate-positive practices, farmers can produce Farm Carbon Credits or climate-smart certified crops while helping to decarbonize food supply chains. Agoro Carbon puts farmers …

ZimmCast 665 – All About AgWiki

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In this edition of the ZimmCast we’re going to learn about AgWiki from CEO, Randy Krotz. AgWiki is a community of farmers, researchers, nutritionists, and consultants seeking to discover solutions to sustainability and world hunger…socially. Randy will talk about the startup venture and what the mission is, as well as how you can get involved and even help with the …

Daugherty Water for Food Podcast – Episode 4

The fourth episode of the Daugherty Water for Food Podcast features a woman who is literally in the backyard of the Daugherty Water for Food Global Institute at the University of Nebraska in Lincoln. Meghan Sittler is Director of the Spring Creek Prairie Audubon Center, located about 15 minutes from downtown Lincoln, which focuses on conservation of the tallgrass prairie …

Introducing the Daugherty Water for Food Podcast

Welcome to the Daugherty Water for Food Podcast! Since 2010, the Daugherty Water for Food Global Institute at the University of Nebraska has worked toward one goal: a food and water secure world — one in which global food security is ensured without compromising the use of water to meet other essential human and environmental needs. It’s a daunting vision, …

Secretary Perdue Announces New Innovation Initiative for USDA

At the start of USDA’s 2020 Agriculture Outlook Forum on Thursday, Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue announced the Agriculture Innovation Agenda, a department-wide initiative to align resources, programs, and research to position American agriculture to better meet future global demands. Specifically, USDA will stimulate innovation so that American agriculture can achieve the goal of increasing production by 40 percent while …

Farmers Join Forces for Sustainability and Responsible Climate Policy

Twenty-one farm and ranch groups representing millions of U.S. farmers and ranchers are launching Farmers for a Sustainable Future (FSF), a coalition committed to environmental and economic sustainability. This coalition will serve as a primary resource for lawmakers and policymakers as they consider climate policies. Representatives from five of the FSF founding organizations announced the new coalition in Washington, D.C. …

2019 Bayer Future of Farming Dialogue

Bayer welcomed farmers, academics, leading global industry experts, journalists and other stakeholders to Monheim, Germany for its 2019 Future of Farming Dialogue Oct. 1-2 to engage in a collaborative discussion on the future of agriculture. Under the theme “Tomorrow belongs to all of us” the event gathers speakers and participants from around 40 countries for two days of robust panel …

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Water for a Hungry World Conference

The Daugherty Water for Food Global Institute at the University of Nebraska (DWFI) hosts the 2019 Water for Food Global Conference April 29-30 at Nebraska Innovation Campus in Lincoln, Nebraska. The conference will convene leading international experts and organizations to discuss “Water for a Hungry World: Innovation in Water and Food Security,” focusing on the next generation of research, smart …

Sustainable Environmental Consultants Rolls Out EcoPractices 3.0

Providing Food Companies Third-Party Verification of Its Supply Chain (DES MOINES, Iowa) Sustainable Environmental Consultants (SEC), a leader in providing innovative environmental responsibility solutions, announces the rollout of EcoPractices®3.0. EcoPractices is SEC’s independent, third-party verification and validation platform that uses science with state-of-the-art technology to assess supply chain sustainability risk and quantify key sustainability performance indicators. The platform provides food …

2019 Soil Health Summit

A Project to make agriculture more productive and sustainable through improved soil health. The Soil Health Partnership is a farmer-led initiative that fosters transformation in agriculture through improved soil health, benefiting farmer profitability, a stable food supply, and the environment. This virtual ag newsroom includes links to digital media content available free of charge for digital or print publication or …

GROWMARK Collaborates with NRCS on Sustainability

A Memorandum of Understanding between GROWMARK and the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) is yet another way the agricultural cooperative is showing a commitment to environmental stewardship and sustainability. “Our goal, or our vision, is to help to enhance the relationship and the knowledge of NRCS and our local FS team members at the local level,” said Liz Hobart, GROWMARK …

GROWMARK Endure Initiative Continues to Grow

GROWMARK‘s Endure 4R Advocate Awards program and Enduring Farms program are working together to recognize individuals for using best management practices and to tell that story to those outside of agriculture who want to know how farmers are practicing stewardship on their land. GROWMARK Director of Agronomy Marketing and Agronomy Services Ryan White said they continue to grow the programs, …

GROWMARK and FS Announce Enduring Farm Award Winners

GROWMARK and local FS member cooperatives are recognizing 26 sustainable farming operations for the inaugural Enduring Farm awards. These farms were nominated for the award for their implementation of sustainable nutrient management practices such as following the 4R principles for all nutrient applications, monitoring nitrogen levels through soil sampling, and implementing variable rate technology for phosphorous applications. Nutrient management cropping …

2018 Soil Health Summit

Rooted in Data, Growing in Success is the theme for the 2018 Soil Health Partnership Summit, January 18-19 in Chicago. This is the fourth annual invitation-only event to share and learn about soil health and the future of agriculture. The official Soil Health Summit blog contains all content from the event. This virtual ag newsroom includes links to photos and …

National Soil Health Measurements to Accelerate Agricultural Transformation

Soil Health Institute Endorses 19 Soil Health Measurements after 3 Years of Collaboration For scientists, farmers and ag policy makers, one nagging question has yet to be completely “unearthed:” Just how healthy (or unhealthy) are the nation’s soils? “We can’t really know the answer to that question until we have a set of common soil health measurements that scientists and …