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.

USDA Takes Significant Steps to Build More Sustainable, Resilient and Inclusive Food Systems

The U.S. Department of Agriculture is to invest $5 billion to build more sustainable, resilient and inclusive food systems in the United States…

New USSA Podcast Debunks Common Myths About U.S. Ag and Food Production

A new podcast series from USSA aims to debunk common misperceptions about U.S. agriculture and food production, by talking to the people who know best…

U.S. Soy Sustainability Assurance Protocol Hits Exports of 100 Million Metric Tons

The U.S. Soy Sustainability Assurance Protocol, which verifies U.S. soybean farmers’ commitment to sustainability, has reached a new milestone…

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

Leather and Hide Council of America’s President discusses the industry’s ongoing progress, from the innovation that is reducing tanneries’ water use by up to 40% to the first steps towards water-free tanning.

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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. corn.

American corn farmers understand the responsibility they have for creating a more environmentally and economically sustainable world for future generations through continued advances and efficiencies in land, water and energy use. Advanced production methods have greatly reduced energy consumption, soil loss, pesticide use and greenhouse gas emissions while enhancing yields. 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.