Insights and Opinion

Sharing Stories to Counter Misinformation about Biotechnology

Photo by Crossan Photography Jennie Schmidt, a third-generation farmer and registered dietitian, strongly believes in the power of storytelling. In her experience, personal narratives can help consumers better understand how […]

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Meet Larry Santos, Organic Farmer of the Year

Larry Santos of Taylor Farming in Salinas, California, has been named 2024’s Organic Farmer of the Year, recognized by the Organic Trade Association (OTA) for his outstanding contribution to organic […]

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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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The (Possibly) Unknown Environmental Side of U.S. Agriculture

When Jesús López Colmenarejo, a leading agrifood journalist from Grupo Editorial Agrícola in Madrid, Spain, visited Louisiana last year, his eyes were opened to the reality of sustainable U.S. agriculture.

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This Fifth-Generation Farm is Targeting a Better Future for Black Growers and The Planet

To mark Black History Month, we profile the fifth-generation Black-owned family farm supplying Target with sustainable cotton as part of the Target Forward sustainability strategy.

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Soy Sits at the Center of a More Circular Economy, Says the United Soybean Board’s Mac Marshall

From deforestation and subsequent loss of biodiversity to GHG emissions, soy production often gets bad press. Hear the other side of the story from Mac Marshall, Vice President, Market Intelligence, The United Soybean Board, as he asserts the benefits of soy cultivation.

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For U.S. Farmers, Sustainability Is a Way of Life

An interview with Abby Rinne from the U.S. Sustainability Alliance by Agricultura journalist and Editorial Agrícola publishing director Jesús López Colmenarejo.

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Healthy Soil, Healthy Crops: Two Cotton Farmers Share Their Practices

Soil is the basis of farmers’ livelihoods, which is why U.S. Cotton Trust Protocol growers are committed to protecting it through regenerative practices from cover cropping to no-till cultivation.

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Conserving Water is Essential to Feeding the World

One word seems to capture a pressing global concern – water. Here USSA’s David Green considers the U.S. policies, laws and on-farm practices protecting this precious resource.

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