Row crop farmers are willing to adopt conservation practices and believe that doing so improves their profitability in the long run. However, “they don’t feel that they can, or should,…
American farmers are critical to the goals of conservationists. A recent USDA census of agriculture found that approximately 40% “of all U.S. land is farmland.” Everything farmers do directly impacts…
Andrea and Cliff Sensenig run Sensenig Dairy, a 100-cow farm in Kirkwood, Pennsylvania. As part of their commitment to sustainability, they installed an anaerobic digester to covert manure into power, reducing greenhouse gas emissions equal to removing 206 cars from the road.
The U.S. Sustainability Alliance (USSA) was the featured booth at SIAL Canada when U.S. Ambassador Bruce Hayman cut the ribbon to officially open the USA Pavilion on Wednesday April 13 in Montreal.
Some of the world’s most unique cacti, reptiles and plants reside right here in the United States among our nation’s lush watersheds and rangelands.
When the lights were finally dimmed on the six-month world fair – EXPO Milano 2015 – in Italy some six million visitors had passed through the USA Pavilion making it one of the most visited Pavilions of the 140 countries at EXPO.
Over the past six years, USDA has worked with private landowners to implement voluntary conservation practices that conserve and clean the water we drink. Examples of results achieved by USDA’s investments include
“Other than my family, there is nothing I treasure more than my farm.” A lot has changed on Maryland’s Eastern Shore in 325 years, but corn is still a staple crop, and the Councell family still farms in Talbot County.
A rapidly emerging food marketing trend is the concept of “sustainable production.” Sustainability is not clearly defined and therefore means something different to each participant in the value chain.
Punting, passing and dodging may be winning strategies on the sports field. Yet when it comes to tackling the California drought, the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) goes for head-on approaches. The University’s latest move is expected to conserve more than 6.5 million gallons of water annually.
The USA Rice Federation, Ducks Unlimited, Inc. (DU), and more than 40 collaborating partners are pleased that the “Rice Stewardship Partnership – Sustaining the Future of Rice” project was selected for support by USDA’s Regional Conservation Partnership Program (RCPP).
U.S. Sustainability Alliance (USSA) Senior Technical Advisor, David Green, provided an overview of the Alliance and the ongoing efforts on conservation and sustainability of U.S. agriculture, forestry and fisheries to nearly 60 visitors at the USA Pavilion at the Expo Milano 2015.