The Future of Food: CSIS’s new video explores the future of food and discusses key concepts to improve food security and access around the world.
A Legacy of Innovation on the Farm: In their own words, U.S. Wheat farmers describe the work they do with every crop to ensure U.S. Wheat remains the highest quality, most valuable wheat in the world.
A day in the life of three generations where the Hartke family in Teutopolis, Illinois produces sustainable agricultural products for consumers all over the world.
California Almond Sustainability Program: California almond growers grow more than 80% of the world’s almonds and are responsible stewards of the land — by conserving water, utilizing cover crops to reduce soil erosion, and other methods explained in this video.
U.S. Dairy Export Council: This video series tells the story of a Pennsylvania dairy farmer’s stewardship of the environment.
U.S. Poultry: Riverhill Farms is owned and operated by Glenn and Sheri Rodes, along with their parents, brothers and extended family. Their farm — a Family Farm Environmental Excellence Award Winner — has five turkey barns, and they raise 280,000 turkeys per flock for Cargill Turkey Production.
Alaska Seafood — Generating Power from Pollock: Hoisted up from the Bering Sea, Alaska pollock finds its way into products that are distributed around the world. Sometimes, part of the fish doesn’t make it that far. Mark Hoffman, supervisor at the UniSea power plant, explains how the company uses some of its leftover fish oil.
U.S. Soy: The U.S. Soybean Sustainability Assurance Protocol is a promise by U.S. soybean farmers and the U.S. Soy industry to produce its soy sustainably through a certified aggregated approach audited by third parties that assures certified soybean production on a national scale. The four key directives include biodiversity, production practices, health and welfare, and environmental protection.
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. These laws cover three different types of land: federal, state, and private. Similarly, there are laws around harvesting logs, which stipulate everything from how the tree is severed to how it is replanted.
U.S. Northeast Seafood: This video from trade association Food Export Northeast showcases the freshness, diversity and sustainability of seafood from the northeast corner of the United States. The region’s fisheries are sustainably managed through distinctive science and industry partnerships that incorporate transparency and traceability. This ensures a safe, consistent and future supply of product including lobster, crab, scallops and oysters.
From USDA’s “Conservation at Work” video series: No Till is maintaining crop residue throughout the year and planting directly into it. This video explores how Blaine Hitchens in Laurel, DE, is using this practice on his cropland to improve his soil health and reduce his input costs.
From USDA’s “Conservation at Work” video series: A Cover Crop is a non-cash crop planted to keep ground covered. This video explores how Charlie Roberts in Halls, TN is using this practice to protect soil health and increase water infiltration on his cropland.
From USDA’s “Conservation at Work” video series: Wetland Restoration is returning a former or degraded wetland to its previous wetland condition. This video explores how Nathan Hudson in Laurel, DE, is using this practice to return farmland to its original condition as a wetland, providing wildlife habitat and improving water quality.
This video highlights the emphasis on sustainability by the U.S. beef industry. Watch this powerful story of continuous improvement!