Farming News

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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New Funding, Programs, and Partnerships Boost Organic Production

During Organic Week (14-16 May), Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack announced a series of initiatives to create and expand organic markets in the United States. These new programs, partnerships, grant […]

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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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Ground-breaking Precision Ag Research Center Takes Shape

Photo by Craig Chandler, UNL University Communication and Marketing Construction of a new $160-million facility at Nebraska Innovation Campus got underway on May 6 with a groundbreaking ceremony. The state-of-the-art […]

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Revealed: The Organizations Training Tomorrow’s Conservation Leaders

Twenty-eight U.S. organizations across 25 states, including non-profits, universities, and state departments of agriculture, have been selected to train America’s next generation of conservation leaders. The organizations will provide technical […]

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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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Climate-Smart Agriculture and Conservation Get a $1.5 Billion Boost

The U.S. Department of Agriculture is investing a record $1.5 billion in partner-driven conservation and climate solutions in FY 2024 through the Regional Conservation Partnership Program (RCPP) administered by USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation […]

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U.S. Rice is the First Climate-Smart Commodity to Market

The first commercially produced product funded by USDA’s $3 billion Partnerships for Climate-Smart Commodities program, which aims to expand market opportunities for climate-smart commodities, is now available to U.S. consumers. […]

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USSA Launches Regulatory Guide to U.S. Sustainable Agriculture

A new U.S. Sustainability Alliance report provides insight into the laws, policies, and programs that support U.S. sustainable agriculture. While there is a perception in Europe that U.S. agricultural production […]

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