Forestry News

U.S. Farmer Spotlight: Meet Some of America’s Many Exceptional Women Farmers and Producers

Women play a vital role in American agriculture. More than half (51%) of all farming operations in the United States have at least one female operator, according to the 2019 Agricultural Resource Management Survey.

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USDA Invests $1 Billion in Climate-Smart Commodities

The new Partnerships for Climate-Smart Commodities initiative will provide targeted funding to “expand market opportunities for climate-smart commodities to increase the competitive advantage of American producers”.

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Will Big Ag be the Next Target for Activist Divestment Campaigners?

In this exclusive article, SIGWATCH Head of Research Charlotte Moore explains more about this emerging trend, what it means for the agriculture sector and how it can mitigate the risk.

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USDA Reiterates Commitment to Climate Action at UN Climate Summit

U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack underscored the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s support for President Biden’s whole-of-government approach to combating climate change and supporting rural livelihoods.

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Young Designers Express their Pandemic Experience in American Hardwood

This month (September), visitors to the London Design Museum will be able to see the results of American Hardwood Export Council’s collaboration with leading design magazine Wallpaper.

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America the Beautiful to Conserve 30 Percent of Lands and Waters by 2030

America the Beautiful outlines President Biden’s vision for a voluntary nationwide effort to conserve 30% of U.S. lands and waters by 2030. But how much will change given that American farmers have been focused on stewardship of the land for decades?

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USDA Puts American Farming and Forestry at the Heart of Climate Change Action

It will provide support through its voluntary Conservation Reserve Program and invest more than $376 million.

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A Century of American Sustainability in Practice

Supported by more than a century of environmental sustainability regulation, the U.S. shows that it shares the world’s values through innovation, improvement, and a legacy of commitment to global sustainability.

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USDA Updates Conservation Practice Standards

Fifty-eight standards covering a wide range of practices, from irrigation water management to composting facilities, have been updated to increase flexibility and incorporate new technologies.

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Sustainability in the North American Softwood Industry

An in-depth look at the various laws in place to protect the softwood industry and ensure that forests in the U.S. are economically, socially and biologically sustainable.

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Whole Orchard Recycling is a Climate Smart Strategy for California Almonds

Research from the University of California, Davis suggests that whole orchard recycling for California almonds, when old orchard trees are ground, chipped and turned back into the soil before new […]

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USDA plans 50% reduction in agriculture’s environmental footprint by 2050

USDA will stimulate innovation so that American agriculture can achieve the shared goal of increasing U.S. agricultural production by 40 percent while cutting the environmental footprint of U.S. agriculture in […]

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