Did You Know?: Producing half a kilo (1 pound) of pork uses 75.9% less land and 25.1% less water than it did in 1960. It also requires 7% less energy. The average American household would have to stop using refrigerators to achieve the same reduction! The net result is a 7.7% lower carbon footprint.
- U.S. Cotton Trust Protocol Opens Up to Brands and Retailers for First Time
- U.S. Dairy Industry Aims to Be Carbon Neutral by 2050
- Cyber-physical System Innovation Promises to Boost Yields
- Insight & Opinion: Without Modern, Industrial Farming, Pandemic Would Have Claimed Many More Lives
- Wheat Farmer Doug Goyings on Leading-Edge Precision and Conservation Practices
- Enjoy a Taste of Safe, Sustainable Seafood from the U.S. Northeast
- Grow Your Knowledge of Softwood Sustainability
- Real Leather: Stay Different Student Design Competition Goes Annual
- Climate Change is Top Priority for European Farmers Despite Covid-19
- Academics Offer New Thinking to Address Economic Impacts of Covid-19 on Agri-food
View July 2020 Newsletter: in English and coming soon in: French German Polish Spanish
Did You Know?: Dry beans are climate smart: they adapt to varying climates, use water efficiently, require less fertilizers, and increase biodiversity, all of which help reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
- USSEC CEO Highlights Soy Sustainability at International Grains Conference
- Organic Continues to Grow After a Record 2019
- USSA Farmer Spotlight: Dairy Farmer Tina Hinchley on Milking Robots and Cow Comfort
- Covid-19: A Silver Lining for U.S. Peanuts
- Insight & Opinion: Feeding the Nation in the Time of Covid-19
- Pandemic Drives Demand for Dry Beans
- Federally Funded Research Critical to Keep Farmers and Ranchers Afloat
- EU Consumers Are Open to Eating More Sustainably, But Lack Information to Do So
- Covid-19 Impacts on Agricultural, Food and Environmental Systems
- 80% of UK Consumers Would Do as Much for Climate as They Have for Coronavirus
Did You Know?: On a national level, U.S. rice farmers are producing more with less — relying on fewer inputs to produce more rice. Achievements over the past 36 years include a 39% increase in land use efficiency and a 52% reduction in water use.
- EU Champions Global Transition to Sustainable Food Systems
- USA Rice Sets New Sustainability Targets for 2030
- USSA Producer Spotlight: Sonny Beal, Lobsterman
- Innovation Holds the Key to More Sustainable Global Agriculture
- Guest Insight: Why We Fear the Food We Eat
- Retailers Fail to Disclose Extent of Food Loss and Waste Emissions
- University of Georgia’s Alexa Lamm Wins the 2020 CAST Communication Award
- USDA Video Series Shows Common Conservation Practices in Action
- Demand for Organic Surges Due to Covid-19
Did You Know?: Leather is the best way of dealing with the high volume of hides and skins that have to be sustainably and affordably managed.
- USDA Rolls Out Thirty-Year Conservation Program Plans
- USDA Seeks Input into the Agriculture Innovation Agenda
- Whole Orchard Recycling is a Climate Smart Sustainable Strategy for California Almonds
- USSA Farmer Spotlight: Tim Keegan on No-Till Practices
and Precision Ag
- Guest Insight: Hope Through Agriculture – Now More Than Ever
- U.S. Dairy Has Taken ‘A Gut Punch’ But Will Bounce Back, Says USDEC’s President and CEO, Tom Vilsack
- Coronavirus Crisis Leads to Mountains of Food Waste
- Introducing the Leather and Hide Council of America
- U.S Cotton Trust Added to Textile Exchange’s Preferred List for Sustainable Fibers
- Healthy Eating Takes a Back Seat During Coronavirus but Sustainable Lifestyles Flourish
- Deere to Produce Protective Face Shields for Frontline Workers
Did You Know?: U.S. almond growers have cut their use of water by 33% in the past 20 years.
- USSA Spotlight: Rick Clark, Field to Market’s Farmer of the Year, Shares His Approach to Regenerative Farming
- Role of Science in Sustainable Agriculture
- U.S. Cotton Trust Protocol Names Inaugural Board of Directors
- Consumer Companies to Miss 2020 Net Zero Deforestation Targets
- Forget Veganism. Meat is Crucial for Feeding the Planet!
- Penn Students ‘Hack’ Fruit to Save Billions of Dollars in Food Waste
- USSA Insight & Opinion: Something to Chew on – Feeding the World in 2050
- The Facts about U.S. Almond Sustainability
- Reducing Soil Tillage Helps to Increase Yields, Enhance Soil Health, Boost Water Retention and Reduce Erosion
Did You Know?: 95% of U.S. soy farmers participate in conservation programs and use sustainable production practices.
- Feeding the World: The Challenge of Our Lifetime
- Global Future Farming Summit: Herd Insights are Moving from the Screen to the Barn
- Food Matters Summit: When it Comes to Acceptance of Technology, Context is King
- Field to Market Farmer of the Year Believes in Healthy Soil
- Food Companies Need to Use Vanishing Water Resources More Efficiently, Says Ceres
- “Great Food Transformation” Needed to Feed the World
- USSA Spotlight: Salmon Fisherman Susie Brito on Life in Alaska’s Bristol Bay
- The Facts about Soy Sustainability
- USDA, FDA and EPA Partner with the Food Waste Alliance
Did You Know?: Since 1980, U.S. wheat farmers have increased wheat yields by more than 25%. They now produce the same amount of wheat as in 1980 but on 28% less land.
- Farmers and Consumers Ready for New Plant-Breeding Technologies, Finds Financial Times Group Research
- FAO Report Offers Way Forward on Food Loss and Waste Reduction
- Field to Market Shares Findings from Latest Cross-Sector Dialogue
- Agriculture has Unique Opportunity to Tackle Sustainability
- A Taste of America with a British Twist
- INSIGHT PIECE — GUEST POST: The Next Chapter in Agriculture’s Sustainability Story
- The Facts about Wheat Sustainability
- USSA FARMER SPOTLIGHT: Rice Farmer Tim Gertson
Did You Know?: USDA statistics show that 89 percent of U.S. farms are small and operate on more than half (52%) of U.S. farmland.
- What Do GHG Emissions Reporting, Body Hydration, and Children under Five Have in Common? Milk!
- Prolonged Droughts Could Lead to Higher Cost for Bread
- Sustainability is a Business Imperative, says Euromonitor International
- Save the Date, 19 November: How Can Science Save Us?
- USSA FARMER SPOTLIGHT: Christine Gemperle, The Almond Board of California
- The Facts on Organic Agriculture
- More Action Needed to Achieve the SDGs by 2030
- Wine Quality Improves with Sustainability
Did You Know?: In the U.S. every dollar invested in agricultural research returns $20 to the economy.
- USDA Report: Technical Innovations Benefit Agriculture and the Economy
- EDF Guide Points the Way to More Sustainable U.S. Poultry
- USSA MEMBER SPOTLIGHT: Jennifer James, USA Rice Federation
- The Latest Facts on Beef
- Technology and Farming Practices Help U.S. Farmers Do More with Less, Finds USDA Report
- U.S. Firms are Cream of the Crop in World Economic Forum Tech Pioneers 2019
- Farmer Viewpoint: How AgTech Attracts International Buyers of U.S. Soy
Did You Know?: On U.S. dairy farms, water is typically safely reused as many as five or six times.
- Three Decades of U.S. Rice Sustainability
- U.S. Census of Agriculture 2017: Good News for Sustainability
- The Latest Facts on Dairy
- Innovative Consortium Tackles Food Loss and Waste
- New LCA Clarifies Sustainability of U.S. Beef
- Marketing Sustainability Makes Business Sense
- A Sustainable Future with AI
Did You Know?: U.S. rice farmers provide 35% of the food resources needed each year for migrating waterfowl in critical flyways in the U.S.
- The EU Adopts U.S. Soy Sustainability Assurance Protocol for Biofuels
- U.S.’ Largest Food Company and NGO Partner on Sustainable Food Strategy
- Maddie’s Sustainable Seafood
- 2019 Oxford Farming Conference
- Prioritizing Animal Safety in Ag
- U.S. Rice Fact Sheet
View February 2019 Newsletter: in English
Did You Know?: Some 50% of animal parts considered inedible by Americans are rendered into useful products such as soil conditioners and non-chemical fertilizers.
- Almond Board of California Invests $6.8 Million in Innovation Research Projects
- Corn Farmers & Environmental NGO Join for One-of-a-Kind Partnership
- Smart Irrigation Technology
- Sustainable Ag at Hultgren Farms
- Sustainability Policy Myth (hint: it’s not a “trend”)
- U.S. Rendering Fact Sheet
Did You Know?: Compared to 1960, United States’ egg producers use 32% less water to produce a dozen eggs.
- Reduce, Reuse, Recycle, Render: Tackling Food Loss
- Rendering & Leather Reduce Environmental Impact
- 5 Facts About Sustainable Ag
- EU Buys More US Nuts
- More than Soy Butter
- U.S. Poultry & Eggs Fact Sheet
Did You Know?: Peanut roots can reach two meters into the soil allowing access to large banks of water, thus reducing the amount of irrigation water needed.
- Science from the Field to the Benefit of the Planet: Action is NOW
- Here’s How America Uses Its Land
- Soil in Sustainability
- Cotton Farmer Focus [Video]
- Sustainability in Five Languages
- U.S. Peanuts Fact Sheet
Did You Know?: There are more than 19,500 organic operations in the U.S., representing an approximate increase of 250% since 2002.
- Farming: There’s an App for That
- Innovation Center for U.S. Dairy: 10 Years of Sustainability Achievement
- 100+ Years of Conservation
- Sustainability Myths & Truths
- U.S. Rice: Focus on the Farmer
- U.S. Organic Fact Sheet
Did You Know?: Every year, American hardwood forests store about the equivalent of 165 million tonnes of carbon dioxide, approximately equal to the energy used in 17 million homes in one year.
- Biotech Benefits Sustainability
- U.S. Dairy: Achieving High-Level Animal Care
- Rice Farmers Earn Recognition
- Women of Sustainable Farming
- Water in the Beef Supply Chain
- U.S. Hardwood Fact Sheet
Did You Know?: Dry beans are nitrogen fixers, meaning they return nutrients to the soil.
- U.S. Sustainability Alliance at UK’s Footprint Forum
- U.S. Sustainability Alliance Featured in Farmers Guardian
- Mitigating Climate Risk in Ag
- Consumers Think of Sustainability (survey)
- The Joy of Almonds is Bees
- U.S. Dry Beans Fact Sheet
- Sustainability Solutions Across the Country
- Organic Production Grows in the U.S.
- Cropland Map Helps Sustainability
- Changes to E.U. Farm Support
- Strengthening the Supply Chain
- U.S. Organic Fact Sheet
- Responsible Management of Sustainability
- Fostering Soil Health
- A Cornerstone of Agriculture
- Sustainable Wheat Farming
- Ag-Tech: A New Era
- U.S. Hide & Leather Fact Sheet
- Improvement is the Story of the American Farmer
- U.S. Secretary of Agriculture, Sonny Perdue talks with the BBC
- Water Quality is a Responsibility
- U.S. Cotton’s Sustainability Goals
- Responsible Lobster Harvesting
- 10 Facts about U.S. Agriculture
- The American Farmer’s Way of Life
- Sustainability is Here to Stay
- Soil on Both Sides of the Atlantic
- A Century and Counting of American Sustainability
- Soybean Oil Tires
- U.S. History of Conservation
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