Farming News

Cultivating Healthy Soil and a Sustainable Future in Georgia

Ricky Dollison is a fourth-generation Black American farmer from Poulan in Worth County, Georgia. He is the proud owner of Dollison Farms, a 220-acre operation established by his grandfather almost […]

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Using Science to Build Better Trading Relationships

Dr. Chris Calkins, Professor Emeritus at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, argues that strong, sustainable trading relationships are based on fact. The key is having a genuinely distinctive product and effectively […]

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The American Feed Industry Association Joins the USSA

The Animal Feed Industry Association (AFIA) has become the 26th member of the U.S. Sustainability Alliance (USSA). The world’s largest organization devoted to representing the business, legislative, and regulatory interests of […]

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Census of Agriculture: Use of Renewable Energy and No-Till Farming Rises

Since the release of the 2022 Census of Agriculture on 13 February (2024), analysts and industry watchers have pored over more than 600 data points about America’s farms and ranches. […]

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U.S. Cotton Trust Protocol Increases Acreage, Reduces Environmental Impact

The U.S. Cotton Trust Protocol, a voluntary, farm-level sustainability program, has tripled its membership in just three years while delivering continuous sustainability improvements. According to its third annual report, growers […]

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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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Partnerships Drive Innovation and Sustainability for U.S. Soy

Thanks to partnerships and research supported by their checkoff investments, U.S. soy farmers continue to innovate and operate more sustainably on and off the farm. The 2023 U.S. Soy Sustainability […]

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Five Wheat Farmers, One Conservation Goal

U.S. Wheat Associates, a USSA member, has launched Stories of Stewardship – a video series in which U.S. wheat farmers share their long-standing commitment to sustainability. The first episode showcases the conservation […]

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Ninety-seven Percent of U.S. Farms Are Family Farms

Farming and ranching in the United States is a family affair. As of 2022, 97% of farms are family farms accounting for 90% of total production – an 8.4% increase […]

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The U.S. Dairy Industry Wants to Tackle Climate Change

…But Not at the Expense of Feeding the World Criticism that food trade contributes to climate change is exaggerated, writes Krysta Harden, president and CEO of the U.S. Dairy Export […]

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Field to Market to Finance Climate-Smart Adoption

Field to Market: the Alliance for Sustainable Agriculture has received USDA funding to provide financial support to U.S. farmers and accelerate their adoption of climate-smart agriculture. The multi-million-dollar Climate-Smart Agriculture […]

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Meet the Pennsylvania Dairy Farmer Rethinking His Water Use

As the U.S. dairy industry works towards ambitious environmental stewardship goals, farmers like Walt Moore are looking at ways to scale back and reuse water. Thanks to continuous innovation and […]

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