The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is contacting 25,000 farmers and ranchers to take part in a national survey that will more accurately measure the environmental benefits associated with conservation practices on agricultural land.
Andrea and Cliff Sensenig run Sensenig Dairy, a 100-cow farm in Kirkwood, Pennsylvania. As part of their commitment to sustainability, they installed an anaerobic digester to covert manure into power, reducing greenhouse gas emissions equal to removing 206 cars from the road.
New Mexico farmer Jim Chandler is a third generation peanut producer in Portales. His family has grown a variety of crops over the years, but peanuts have been a regular part of their farm since 1965.
If you walk through the fields on Laura Foell’s soybean farm in Iowa in the spring, you might notice seedlings poking up through the stubble from last year’s crop.
Responsible fishing has always been the highest priority in the U.S. American lobster fishery. U.S. American lobsters, also known as Maine lobster, are distributed in the. . .
“When life is whizzing by it’s easy to forget about sustainability,” says Steve Maddox. “But when you live and work here, sustainability is more than a catch phrase; it’s a way of life. It’s all around us. That’s how our story starts.”
Availability, access, and stability of resources are key drivers of food security. Yet to improve and innovate requires an ongoing dialogue on global trends, science, technology and improving farming practices that are sometimes perceived to be old, unethical or taboo.