A Century of American Sustainability

For more than 100 years, there has been an ongoing commitment to U.S. sustainability through conservation programs and practices that protect natural resources.

Latest Sustainability News

Read the latest sustainability news, covering sustainable practices, policies and programs.

U.S. Farmers and Ranchers Lead on Sustainability, Says Animal Agriculture Alliance

U.S. farmers’ and ranchers’ world-leading sustainability efforts, including environmental stewardship, are highlighted in the latest Sustainability Impact Report from the Animal Agriculture Alliance…

Ten of the Best: America’s Environmentally Sustainable Farmers and Producers

USSA highlights some of the many American farmers and producers championing environmental sustainability…

Four Decades of Sustainable U.S. Soy Documented in New Report

U.S. farmers are producing 130% more soy today on roughly the same amount of land they have been using for decades, finds the U.S. Soy Sustainability Overview, with further improvements targeted by 2025…

Featured Sustainability Articles

Articles from the USSA, representing U.S. agriculture and other organizations committed to sustainable practices.

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Sustainable Practices

U.S. farm conservation programs, such as USDA’s Conservation Reserve Program, are making an increasingly positive impact on sustainable farming practices while protecting the environment.

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Insight & Opinion

Dr. Frank Mitloehner, a professor and air quality extension specialist at the Univ. of California, Davis argues that despite their critics, dairy digesters work. In California, they’re reducing greenhouse gas emissions by more than 20% on the farm. Read Dr. Mitloehner’s blog post.

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Sustainability Spotlight

Read 10 facts about U.S. sustainable practices to learn how the U.S. has been practicing conservation and sustainability long before they became the issues they are today.

Sustainability Fact Sheets

American farmers, fishermen and foresters are dedicated to sustainability – continually improving effective sustainable practices and responsible conservation programs. Read these fact sheets to learn more about how they grow, harvest, and produce sustainably.

This month’s featured American Sustainability Success Story:
U.S. Rice.

The U.S. rice industry has shown outstanding accomplishments in the past 36 years across the three pillars of sustainability (environmental, economic, and social) including key environmental resource markers: land use and soil conservation; water use and quality; energy use and air quality; and biodiversity. Details.

The U.S. Sustainability Alliance is a group of farmers, fishermen and foresters who together explore and share their values and successful experiences regarding U.S. sustainability and conservation programs and practices.