69 members found: wheat

Wheat Industry Steps Up Engagement in U.S. Sustainable Agriculture

The stakes are high in this game for industry impact and environmental protection, and this creates challenges for producers. U.S. farmers are committed to continuous improvement, and that is why U.S. wheat industry organizations are actively engaged in relevant sustainability initiatives.

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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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Cultivating Healthy Soil and a Sustainable Future in Georgia

Ricky Dollison is a fourth-generation Black farmer from Poulan in Worth County, Georgia. He is the proud owner of Dollison Farms, a 220-acre operation established by his grandfather almost 75 […]

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USSA Newsletter: January 2024

Welcome to our first newsletter of the year, which celebrates America’s family farmers and ranchers. We’re excited to share a new video series featuring stories of stewardship from U.S. wheat growers – it’s essential viewing!

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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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New Plant Research Facilities Take Root

The U.S. Department of Agriculture and North Carolina State University (NC State) are building a new plant research facility to “address some of the agricultural challenges impacting farmers and consumers […]

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California Prune Board

The California Prune Board was established in 1952 to represent growers and handlers under the authority of the California Secretary of Food and Agriculture. California is the world’s largest producer of prunes with orchards across 14 counties in the Sacramento and San Joaquin valleys. Promoting a lifetime of wellness through the enjoyment of California Prunes, the organization leads the premium prune category with generations of craftsmanship supported by California’s leading food safety and sustainability standards. California Prunes. Prunes. For life.

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Soil – A Precious Resource that Should be Preserved

For decades, preserving the soil has been a top priority in Nebraska. Farmers are committed to reducing their use of chemicals, retaining water, increasing yields, and capturing and storing carbon […]

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“We Don’t Plow; We Farm Sustainably,” Say Nebraska’s Farmers

In Nebraska, being a farmer carries weight, writes Filip Horácěk, business editor of Seznam Zprávy, the leading news website in the Czech Republic. Agriculture represents one-fifth of Nebraska’s GDP, and […]

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Without Action, 80% of U.S. Cropland Faces Climate Change Risk by 2040, Warns New Report

Farmers are already experiencing the negative impacts of extreme weather, says the report – but they have a unique opportunity to limit global warming.

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69 results found: wheat

Wheat Industry Steps Up Engagement in U.S. Sustainable Agriculture

The stakes are high in this game for industry impact and environmental protection, and this creates challenges for producers. U.S. farmers are committed to continuous improvement, and that is why U.S. wheat industry organizations are actively engaged in relevant sustainability initiatives.

Read more

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 […]

Read more

Cultivating Healthy Soil and a Sustainable Future in Georgia

Ricky Dollison is a fourth-generation Black farmer from Poulan in Worth County, Georgia. He is the proud owner of Dollison Farms, a 220-acre operation established by his grandfather almost 75 […]

Read more

USSA Newsletter: January 2024

Welcome to our first newsletter of the year, which celebrates America’s family farmers and ranchers. We’re excited to share a new video series featuring stories of stewardship from U.S. wheat growers - it’s essential viewing!

Read more

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 […]

Read more

New Plant Research Facilities Take Root

The U.S. Department of Agriculture and North Carolina State University (NC State) are building a new plant research facility to “address some of the agricultural challenges impacting farmers and consumers […]

Read more

California Prune Board

The California Prune Board was established in 1952 to represent growers and handlers under the authority of the California Secretary of Food and Agriculture. California is the world’s largest producer of prunes with orchards across 14 counties in the Sacramento and San Joaquin valleys. Promoting a lifetime of wellness through the enjoyment of California Prunes, the organization leads the premium prune category with generations of craftsmanship supported by California’s leading food safety and sustainability standards. California Prunes. Prunes. For life.

Read more

Soil – A Precious Resource that Should be Preserved

For decades, preserving the soil has been a top priority in Nebraska. Farmers are committed to reducing their use of chemicals, retaining water, increasing yields, and capturing and storing carbon […]

Read more

“We Don’t Plow; We Farm Sustainably,” Say Nebraska’s Farmers

In Nebraska, being a farmer carries weight, writes Filip Horácěk, business editor of Seznam Zprávy, the leading news website in the Czech Republic. Agriculture represents one-fifth of Nebraska’s GDP, and […]

Read more

Without Action, 80% of U.S. Cropland Faces Climate Change Risk by 2040, Warns New Report

Farmers are already experiencing the negative impacts of extreme weather, says the report – but they have a unique opportunity to limit global warming.

Read more

Insights and Opinion

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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Latest Reports

The Positive Momentum of U.S. Sustainable Soy

April 2024. The ten-year history and growth of international U.S. soy shipments verified by the U.S. Soy Sustainability Assurance Protocol (SSAP).

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U.S. Sustainable Agriculture: Policies, Laws, and Programs

March 2024. This new publication from the U.S. Sustainability Alliance is an essential guide to the laws, policies, and programs that govern and guide U.S. sustainable agriculture. Divided into four distinct areas, the report covers the key dates and events, regulatory developments, and government funding and assistance programs in soil health, water, climate change, and biodiversity.

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Feeding the Economy

March 2024. An annual study on the economic impact of the food and agriculture industries in the United States.

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The 2022 Census of Agriculture

February 2024. Published once every five years, the U.S. Census of Agriculture is the leading source of uniform, comprehensive agricultural data for every state and county or county equivalent. Containing more than six million data points, the Census provides valuable insights into industry changes and trends, covering demographics, economics, agricultural practices, land use, and other important aspects of farming and ranching in the United States.

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Latest News Articles

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 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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Florida Department of Citrus Joins The USSA

The U.S. Sustainability Alliance continues to grow with the addition of the Florida Department of Citrus (FDOC), an executive agency of the Florida government charged with marketing, research, and regulation […]

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USDA Under Secretary Alexis Taylor on A Century of Agricultural Trade

USDA Under Secretary for Trade and Foreign Agricultural Affairs Alexis M. Taylor reflects a century of growth, innovation, and progress in agricultural trade in the United States. She outlines the factors […]

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Policies and Regulations

U.S. LAWS AND REGULATIONS

Whilst the USSA members work to exceed regulatory requirement, U.S. laws and regulations provide a robust framework, developed over many years, to ensure and promote the sustainability of its crop, livestock, seafood and forestry sectors. The policies look to immediate impacts on the environment and beyond to cover topics from employment to biodiversity to endangered species. The following pages provide context and an introduction to key federal legislation.

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U.S. CONSERVATION PROGRAMS

Focused on conservation and environmental stewardship, the USDA, working with The Natural Resources Conservation Service on technical assessment and the Farm Service Agency for enforcements, uses grant management to deliver best practice. A particular focus is on erodible lands and wetlands, with ‘sodbuster’ and ‘swampbuster’ rules, requires presentation of conservation strategies prior to conversion of lands to agricultural use. One result, that soil loss has been halved since 1982.

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U.S. SUSTAINABILITY LAWS

The U.S. recognizes that sustainability has many facets and action is required in explicit areas. This has resulted in the enactment of a wide range of laws from the Clean Water Act and Clean Air Act to the Endangered Species Act, to research and regulatory action on Insecticides and Fungicides and Rodenticide Act; and, with the Lacey Act a focus on illegal trafficking of plants, fish and animals.

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Latest Podcasts

EP8- FARMING HERITAGE: RESPECTING TRADITION, EMBRACING CHANGE

In the latest episode of This is U.S. Sustainability, we hear from two multi-generational farmers – an eleventh-generation grains farmer from Maryland and the owner of a centennial cattle farm in Louisiana – about how they have moved with the times while staying true to their roots. We cover rotational grazing, no-till cultivation, water conservation, biotech seeds, and more. And we discuss why going back to the natural cycle is sometimes the best approach.

EP7- FORESTS AND THEIR ROLE AS A NATURAL CLIMATE SOLUTION

Tune in to the latest episode of This is U.S. Sustainability to hear how Paul Catanzaro and Professor Tony D’Amato work together to reach family forest owners and ensure they have the information and resources to make the right decisions about their land. And learn about the vital role Tim Stout, a Vermont landowner, plays in amplifying their message.

EP6- FROM JET FUEL TO BEER: NEW USSA PODCAST UNCOVERS INNOVATIVE USES FOR FOOD WASTE

Tune in for the lowdown on the innovative, often surprising ways the almond industry and the wider food sector are reducing waste. Jet fuel, beer, water filters and peat moss to grow mushrooms – these are just some of the many applications in use and under development.

Recent Videos

American Lobster Harvesting & Sustainability

Hear directly from noted seafood chef and author Barton Seaver about the sustainability of the American lobster industry.

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L&HCA Documentary Series Establishes Leather as a Sustainable Material

The new Rewind documentary series from Real Leather Stay Different. aims to provide some balance in the debate about the use of our land, fast fashion and our future.

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USMEF Sustainability Video

This video highlights the emphasis on sustainability by the U.S. beef industry. Watch this story of beef farmers’ and ranchers’ multi-generational commitment to the environment with buyers and consumers around the world.

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