74 members found: grain

U.S. Grains Council Corn Sustainability Assurance Protocol

February 13, 2023: An overview of the Corn Sustainability Assurance Protocol, an initiative that gives insights into the sustainability of U.S. corn practices and regulations.

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U.S. Grains Council

The U.S. Grains Council develops export markets for U.S. barley, corn, grain sorghum and related products vital to global economic development and to U.S. agriculture’s productivity. Founded in 1960, the Council is a private, non-profit corporation with 10 international offices and programs in more than 50 countries.

Its membership includes producer organizations and agribusinesses with a common interest in developing export markets. The Council tailors its programs to meet individual countries’ cultures and needs. Our technical programs teach livestock and poultry producers how to use feed grains effectively and manage their operations efficiently.

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Rice is More than a Tasty Grain, Says The Rice Foundation’s Steve Linscombe

He outlines how the use of rice’s by-products is growing, from providing alternative animal feed sources to sustainably powering our electricity.

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USSEC CEO Highlights Soy Sustainability at International Grains Conference

U.S. soy farmers are the “ultimate stewards of the land” U.S. soybean customers across the world demand a product that is sustainably grown, and U.S. farmers are continually adopting innovations […]

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North American Export Grain Association

NAEGA works to promote and sustain the development of the export trade from the United States of grains, oilseeds and primary products processed there from.  NAEGA consists of private and publicly owned companies and farmer-owned cooperatives that are involved in and provide services to the bulk grain and oilseed exporting industry.  NAEGA’s mission is to promote and sustain the development of commercial export of grain and oilseed and their primary products. NAEGA operating philosophy is “Working Together to Make Trade Work”.

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INTERVIEW: USSA’s Carlos Suárez on Sustainability and Innovation in U.S. Agriculture

Carlos Suárez, Manager Sustainability, Policy, and Innovation at the U.S. Grains Council and a USSA Management Council member, recently spoke to the Spanish non-profit La Fundación Antama (Foundation for the Application […]

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USSA Participates in Second US-EU Collaboration Platform on Agriculture Event

U.S. Sustainability Alliance members participated in the US-EU Collaboration Platform on Agriculture’s (CPA) second in-person stakeholder session in Washington, D.C., on 8-9 April.  The event was attended by representatives from organizations such […]

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Food and Agriculture’s Impact on U.S. Economy Grows by 12%

A new study supported by USSA members estimates food and agriculture’s contribution to the U.S. economy. The eighth annual Feeding the Economy report, released by 32 food and agriculture groups, […]

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American Feed Industry Association

The American Feed Industry Association (AFIA) is the world’s largest organization devoted exclusively to representing the business, legislative, and regulatory interests of the U.S. animal food industry and its suppliers. AFIA’s members include over 650 domestic and international companies, such as livestock feed and pet food manufacturers, integrators, pharmaceutical companies, ingredient suppliers, equipment manufacturers, and supply companies that provide other products or services to feed manufacturers. Several state, national, and regional associations are also AFIA members. No other association represents all these facets of the U.S. animal food industry. The AFIA is also recognized as the leader on international industry developments, representing the industry at global forums, including within the International Feed Industry Federation (IFIF).   

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Wellman Farms: Innovation Helps Us Improve

Steve Wellman, a grain and cattle farmer and former Director of Agriculture for Nebraska, is a strong advocate of research, innovation, and conservation. He practices no-till, grows genetically modified corn […]

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74 results found: grain

U.S. Grains Council Corn Sustainability Assurance Protocol

February 13, 2023: An overview of the Corn Sustainability Assurance Protocol, an initiative that gives insights into the sustainability of U.S. corn practices and regulations.

Read more

U.S. Grains Council

The U.S. Grains Council develops export markets for U.S. barley, corn, grain sorghum and related products vital to global economic development and to U.S. agriculture’s productivity. Founded in 1960, the Council is a private, non-profit corporation with 10 international offices and programs in more than 50 countries. Its membership includes producer organizations and agribusinesses with a common interest in developing export markets. The Council tailors its programs to meet individual countries’ cultures and needs. Our technical programs teach livestock and poultry producers how to use feed grains effectively and manage their operations efficiently.

Read more

Rice is More than a Tasty Grain, Says The Rice Foundation’s Steve Linscombe

He outlines how the use of rice’s by-products is growing, from providing alternative animal feed sources to sustainably powering our electricity.

Read more

USSEC CEO Highlights Soy Sustainability at International Grains Conference

U.S. soy farmers are the “ultimate stewards of the land” U.S. soybean customers across the world demand a product that is sustainably grown, and U.S. farmers are continually adopting innovations […]

Read more

North American Export Grain Association

NAEGA works to promote and sustain the development of the export trade from the United States of grains, oilseeds and primary products processed there from.  NAEGA consists of private and publicly owned companies and farmer-owned cooperatives that are involved in and provide services to the bulk grain and oilseed exporting industry.  NAEGA’s mission is to promote and sustain the development of commercial export of grain and oilseed and their primary products. NAEGA operating philosophy is “Working Together to Make Trade Work”.

Read more

INTERVIEW: USSA’s Carlos Suárez on Sustainability and Innovation in U.S. Agriculture

Carlos Suárez, Manager Sustainability, Policy, and Innovation at the U.S. Grains Council and a USSA Management Council member, recently spoke to the Spanish non-profit La Fundación Antama (Foundation for the Application […]

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USSA Participates in Second US-EU Collaboration Platform on Agriculture Event

U.S. Sustainability Alliance members participated in the US-EU Collaboration Platform on Agriculture’s (CPA) second in-person stakeholder session in Washington, D.C., on 8-9 April.  The event was attended by representatives from organizations such […]

Read more

Food and Agriculture’s Impact on U.S. Economy Grows by 12%

A new study supported by USSA members estimates food and agriculture’s contribution to the U.S. economy. The eighth annual Feeding the Economy report, released by 32 food and agriculture groups, […]

Read more

American Feed Industry Association

The American Feed Industry Association (AFIA) is the world’s largest organization devoted exclusively to representing the business, legislative, and regulatory interests of the U.S. animal food industry and its suppliers. AFIA’s members include over 650 domestic and international companies, such as livestock feed and pet food manufacturers, integrators, pharmaceutical companies, ingredient suppliers, equipment manufacturers, and supply companies that provide other products or services to feed manufacturers. Several state, national, and regional associations are also AFIA members. No other association represents all these facets of the U.S. animal food industry. The AFIA is also recognized as the leader on international industry developments, representing the industry at global forums, including within the International Feed Industry Federation (IFIF).   

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Wellman Farms: Innovation Helps Us Improve

Steve Wellman, a grain and cattle farmer and former Director of Agriculture for Nebraska, is a strong advocate of research, innovation, and conservation. He practices no-till, grows genetically modified corn […]

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Insights and Opinion

The U.S. Highlights Farmers’ Sustainability Focus 

When Cedric Porter, a journalist from the UK, visited Nebraska, he found a state committed to sustainable agriculture where standards far exceed those required by law. Most grain farmers have […]

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A U.S. Perspective on the EU’s Farm to Fork Strategy

David Green, Executive Director of the U.S. Sustainability Alliance, discusses sustainable food systems, mirror clauses, and their meaning Through summer and the fall, U.S. farmers will harvest their crops, many […]

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Alaskan Fisherman Shannon Ford Ward on Five Generations of Commercial Fishing

We spoke to Shannon about her fishing heritage, the culture she is proud to be part of, and the industry practices that will help protect Alaska’s seafood bounty for the future.

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Doing What is Right on Earth Day and Every Day

Kevin Krentz, president of the Wisconsin Farm Bureau Federation, outlines the practices he uses to promote employee wellbeing, maintain soil health, reduce waste, and conserve natural resources.

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Latest Reports

U.S. Sustainable Agriculture (Soil Health): Laws, Policies, and Programs

May 2024. Due to popular demand, USSA's regulatory report outlining key dates and events, regulatory developments, and government funding and assistance programs in U.S agriculture has been divided into four mini-series reports: soil health, water, climate change, and biodiversity. This report focuses on soil health.

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U.S. Sustainable Agriculture (Biodiversity): Laws, Policies, and Programs

May 2024. Due to popular demand, USSA's regulatory report outlining key dates and events, regulatory developments, and government funding and assistance programs in U.S agriculture has been divided into four mini-series reports: soil health, water, climate change, and biodiversity. This report focuses on biodiversity.

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U.S. Sustainable Agriculture (Water): Laws, Policies, and Programs

May 2024. Due to popular demand, USSA's regulatory report outlining key dates and events, regulatory developments, and government funding and assistance programs in U.S agriculture has been divided into four mini-series reports: soil health, water, climate change, and biodiversity. This report focuses on water.

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U.S. Sustainable Agriculture (Climate Change): Laws, Policies, and Programs

May 2024. Due to popular demand, USSA's regulatory report outlining key dates and events, regulatory developments, and government funding and assistance programs in U.S agriculture has been divided into four mini-series reports: soil health, water, climate change, and biodiversity. This report focuses on climate change.

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Latest News Articles

Texas Ranch Crowned National Environmental Stewardship Champion

G Bar C Ranch, a cattle ranch in North Texas, is the national winner of the 2023 Environmental Stewardship Award Program (ESAP), presented annually by the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association. […]

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INTERVIEW: USSA’s Carlos Suárez on Sustainability and Innovation in U.S. Agriculture

Carlos Suárez, Manager Sustainability, Policy, and Innovation at the U.S. Grains Council and a USSA Management Council member, recently spoke to the Spanish non-profit La Fundación Antama (Foundation for the Application […]

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USSA Participates in Second US-EU Collaboration Platform on Agriculture Event

U.S. Sustainability Alliance members participated in the US-EU Collaboration Platform on Agriculture’s (CPA) second in-person stakeholder session in Washington, D.C., on 8-9 April.  The event was attended by representatives from organizations such […]

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Agriculture: Harnessing AI for Healthier Soils

David Green, Executive Director, and Maite Caballero, Senior Researcher from The U.S. Sustainability Alliance, argue that AI technologies pave the way for healthier soils in agriculture. The clock is ticking. More […]

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Policies and Regulations

U.S. LAWS AND REGULATIONS

Whilst the USSA members work to exceed regulatory requirement, U.S. laws and regulations provide a robust framework, developed over many years, to ensure and promote the sustainability of its crop, livestock, seafood and forestry sectors. The policies look to immediate impacts on the environment and beyond to cover topics from employment to biodiversity to endangered species. The following pages provide context and an introduction to key federal legislation.

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U.S. CONSERVATION PROGRAMS

Focused on conservation and environmental stewardship, the USDA, working with The Natural Resources Conservation Service on technical assessment and the Farm Service Agency for enforcements, uses grant management to deliver best practice. A particular focus is on erodible lands and wetlands, with ‘sodbuster’ and ‘swampbuster’ rules, requires presentation of conservation strategies prior to conversion of lands to agricultural use. One result, that soil loss has been halved since 1982.

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U.S. SUSTAINABILITY LAWS

The U.S. recognizes that sustainability has many facets and action is required in explicit areas. This has resulted in the enactment of a wide range of laws from the Clean Water Act and Clean Air Act to the Endangered Species Act, to research and regulatory action on Insecticides and Fungicides and Rodenticide Act; and, with the Lacey Act a focus on illegal trafficking of plants, fish and animals.

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Latest Podcasts

EP8- FARMING HERITAGE: RESPECTING TRADITION, EMBRACING CHANGE

In the latest episode of This is U.S. Sustainability, we hear from two multi-generational farmers – an eleventh-generation grains farmer from Maryland and the owner of a centennial cattle farm in Louisiana – about how they have moved with the times while staying true to their roots. We cover rotational grazing, no-till cultivation, water conservation, biotech seeds, and more. And we discuss why going back to the natural cycle is sometimes the best approach.

EP7- FORESTS AND THEIR ROLE AS A NATURAL CLIMATE SOLUTION

Tune in to the latest episode of This is U.S. Sustainability to hear how Paul Catanzaro and Professor Tony D’Amato work together to reach family forest owners and ensure they have the information and resources to make the right decisions about their land. And learn about the vital role Tim Stout, a Vermont landowner, plays in amplifying their message.

EP6- FROM JET FUEL TO BEER: NEW USSA PODCAST UNCOVERS INNOVATIVE USES FOR FOOD WASTE

Tune in for the lowdown on the innovative, often surprising ways the almond industry and the wider food sector are reducing waste. Jet fuel, beer, water filters and peat moss to grow mushrooms – these are just some of the many applications in use and under development.

Recent Videos

American Lobster Harvesting & Sustainability

Hear directly from noted seafood chef and author Barton Seaver about the sustainability of the American lobster industry.

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L&HCA Documentary Series Establishes Leather as a Sustainable Material

The new Rewind documentary series from Real Leather Stay Different. aims to provide some balance in the debate about the use of our land, fast fashion and our future.

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USMEF Sustainability Video

This video highlights the emphasis on sustainability by the U.S. beef industry. Watch this story of beef farmers’ and ranchers’ multi-generational commitment to the environment with buyers and consumers around the world.

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