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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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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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Meet the Pennsylvania Dairy Farmer Rethinking His Water Use

As the U.S. dairy industry works towards ambitious environmental stewardship goals, farmers like Walt Moore are looking at ways to scale back and reuse water. Thanks to continuous innovation and […]

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Tricentennial New York Dairy Farm Celebrates Conservation Win

As Dygert Farms celebrates its tricentennial anniversary, what better way to mark the milestone than with a sustainability award win? The 260-hectare dairy farm in Palatine Bridge, New York, is […]

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USDA and Coca-Cola Refresh Water Conservation Partnership

The U.S. Department of Agriculture and The Coca-Cola Company have renewed their 10-year partnership to improve watersheds on national forests and grasslands. Since 2013, the organizations have restored nearly 360 […]

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Meet The Family Farm Putting Louisiana on the Tourist Map  

Four Oaks Farm in Morganza, Louisiana, is more than a working farm. Since the start of the year, it has also been opening its doors to tourists on Mississippi River […]

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USSA Podcast: Putting Research and Innovation in the Hands of Farmers 

The United States is proud of its land grant (or Extension) universities which provide vital research-based resources to their local communities on various topics, from agriculture and natural resources to […]

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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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Farms Under Threat 2040: Projected Climate Impacts on the Growing Conditions for Rainfed Agriculture in the Contiguous United States

8 May: How rising temperatures and shifting rainfall patterns could affect rainfed croplands in the United States.

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USSA Podcast: From Cotton to Crawfish in Louisiana

Louisiana is famous for many things – its Creole cuisine, bayous, alligators, and jazz scene are legendary. But, unbeknown to many, it is also an agricultural powerhouse, the premier gateway […]

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Climate-Smart Innovation, Research, and Education Benefit from $86 Million Investment

The U.S. Department of Agriculture continues to advance climate-smart agriculture with several new multi-million-dollar investments.

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Meet the Maryland Farm the EU Commissioner Visited for a First-Hand Look at U.S. Agriculture

U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack and European Union Agriculture Commissioner Janusz Wojciechowski recently visited Lippy Brothers, a family-owned and operated grain and vegetable farm in Hampstead, Maryland.

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