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.

Sustainable Agriculture Can Save Land and Water Resources from Breaking Point

Incremental demand for food by 2050 will place unprecedented pressure on many agricultural production systems across the world…

Latest USSA Podcast Digs into Enhancing Soil Health

We speak to a soil scientist whose career has been dedicated to understanding soil stewardship, and we hear from two award-winning farmers about dryland farming and soil balancing…

CAST Study Clarifies Benefits of GMOs for the Environment

GMOs are not only safe for consumers, they also use less land, energy, and chemicals than non-GMO crops, according to a new study from CAST…

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

Will Big Ag be the Next Target for Activist Divestment Campaigners? In this exclusive article, SIGWATCH Head of Research Charlotte Moore explains what this emerging trend means for the agriculture sector.

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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. Soy.

U.S. soybean production is based on a national system of sustainability and conservation laws and regulations combined with careful implementation of best production practices by the nation’s soybean producers. 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.