farming Articles

Cultivating Healthy Soil and a Sustainable Future in Georgia

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

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Using Science to Build Better Trading Relationships

Dr. Chris Calkins, Professor Emeritus at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, argues that strong, sustainable trading relationships are based on fact. The key is having a genuinely distinctive product and effectively […]

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The American Feed Industry Association Joins the USSA

The Animal Feed Industry Association (AFIA) has become the 26th member of the U.S. Sustainability Alliance (USSA). The world’s largest organization devoted to representing the business, legislative, and regulatory interests of […]

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Census of Agriculture: Use of Renewable Energy and No-Till Farming Rises

Since the release of the 2022 Census of Agriculture on 13 February (2024), analysts and industry watchers have pored over more than 600 data points about America’s farms and ranches. […]

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U.S. Cotton Trust Protocol Increases Acreage, Reduces Environmental Impact

The U.S. Cotton Trust Protocol, a voluntary, farm-level sustainability program, has tripled its membership in just three years while delivering continuous sustainability improvements. According to its third annual report, growers […]

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Issues, Trends, Tools & Surprises – 2024

January 2024. Recent and upcoming trends and issues that affect the global food system, from extreme weather events to artificial intelligence and next-gen genetics.

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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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Partnerships Drive Innovation and Sustainability for U.S. Soy

Thanks to partnerships and research supported by their checkoff investments, U.S. soy farmers continue to innovate and operate more sustainably on and off the farm. The 2023 U.S. Soy Sustainability […]

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The 2023 U.S. Soy Sustainability Overview: Partners for a Better Tomorrow

January 2024. A look at the check-off funded partnerships helping U.S. soy farmers advance sustainability on the farm, across the food chain, and in other industries.

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Five Wheat Farmers, One Conservation Goal

U.S. Wheat Associates, a USSA member, has launched Stories of Stewardship – a video series in which U.S. wheat farmers share their long-standing commitment to sustainability. The first episode showcases the conservation […]

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Ninety-seven Percent of U.S. Farms Are Family Farms

Farming and ranching in the United States is a family affair. As of 2022, 97% of farms are family farms accounting for 90% of total production – an 8.4% increase […]

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2023 Annual Report: Defining California’s Rice Footprint

January 2024. An overview of the California rice industry’s work in 2023 in areas ranging from water quality and wildlife conservation to trade and policy.

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