sustainability

House Ag Committee holds hearing on soil health, regenerative agriculture practices

Farmers and other witnesses spoke up about challenges, such as budgets, EQIP backlogs, rigid contract structures, cumbersome applications and burdensome follow-up reporting. more »

SUSTA offering export webinar on navigating European certifications

Southern growers interested in European export will learn which certifications are necessary and how to get them. more »

SUSTA offers summer webinars on trade

Find out what's happening in 2023, and why export readiness training is important. more »

Vilsack announces Bioproduct Pilot program funded by Bipartisan Infrastructure Law

The new program aims to support the development of bio-based products with lower carbon footprints and increase use of renewable agricultural materials. more »

Conservation goals leave many farmlands out

Farmland-conservation advocates argue that California's ambitious conservation-based climate plan largely excludes the lands of farmers from being counted. more »

Gemperle Family Farms releases first sustainability report

The report details Gemperle Family Farms strong commitment to environmental stewardship and the local community. more »

The art of the upscale

Nut shell waste is becoming decorative. more »

USDA seeks proposals for innovative conservation approaches on ag lands

NRCS is offering incentive payments to producers who conduct on-farm trials with new conservation activities. more »
USDA U.S. Department of Agriculture

First funding pool deadline approaching for Partnerships for Climate-Smart Commodities

The new Partnerships for Climate-Smart Commodities opportunity provides up to $1 billion for pilot projects that create market opportunities for commodities produced using climate-smart practices. more »

NRCS offers webinar presenting findings about conservation on cropland

The webinar will include adoption trends for conservation tillage, cover crops, structural practices, irrigation practices, and advanced technologies, such as enhanced-efficiency fertilizers and variable rate fertilization. more »

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