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.
When the lights were finally dimmed on the six-month world fair – EXPO Milano 2015 – in Italy some six million visitors had passed through the USA Pavilion making it one of the most visited Pavilions of the 140 countries at EXPO.
“Other than my family, there is nothing I treasure more than my farm.” A lot has changed on Maryland’s Eastern Shore in 325 years, but corn is still a staple crop, and the Councell family still farms in Talbot County.
Buzzwords like “sustainability” and “conservation” may seem au courant to Madison Avenue marketers but for Jennifer James, a fourth generation rice farmer from Arkansas, these concepts are nothing new.
Count to 25 slowly and that’s the number of seconds it takes for the forest to replace the American white oak logs used for the solid decking on the upper floor of USA Pavilion at Expo Milano…
In June 2014, the Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute (ASMI) educated eleven members of the German trade and media on the sustainability of Alaska Seafood.