New report highlights best practices for sustainable rural infrastructure

New report highlights best practices for sustainable rural infrastructure

Chesapeake Bay Foundation Clagett Farm uses conservation practices that have been implemented in partnership with U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Natural Resource Conservation Service (NRCS) in Upper Marlboro, Maryland, on Feb. 21, 2018. Their conservation plan addresses soil health, drainage and farm road design. The soil here has been analyzed using a new handheld device […]

Changes in farming practices could reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 70% by 2036

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Credit: Pixabay/CC0 Public Domain Scientists from the U.S. Department of Energy’s Argonne National Laboratory participated in a study that shows innovation in technologies and agricultural practices could reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from grain production by up to 70 percent within the next 15 years. Published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of […]

The Unethical Practices of Corporate Agribusiness

The Unethical Practices of Corporate Agribusiness

American farmers are dying by suicide, eco-anxiety is on the rise, and corporate agribusiness is at the center of this growing mental health crisis. For generations, and with great pride, family farmers have tended the same land their great-great-grandparents did, producing healthy foods and taking care of the environment by being good stewards of their […]

Technological advances in animal health can support young farmers with ecological practices

Technological advances in animal health can support young farmers with ecological practices

For many decades, policies for agriculture, research and development, education and training, and consumer demands have influenced the use of technology in farming as well as farm practices.  Roxane Feller is the Secretary-General of AnimalhealthEurope. Previously farmers looked to new technologies and other innovations as a way to reduce costs and increase farm efficiencies. That […]

Sustainability Markets, Part 5: Good Business Practices for Farmers Participating in Agriculture Ecosystem Credit Markets

Sustainability Markets, Part 5: Good Business Practices for Farmers Participating in Agriculture Ecosystem Credit Markets

AFBF’s Market Intel is publishing a five-part series to highlight the opportunities, challenges, policy levers and overall operation of agriculture ecosystem credit markets. This Market Intel article, the last in the series, looks at the development of good business practices for agriculture ecosystem credit markets and assesses the markets’ long-term impacts. This Market Intel article […]

For food companies, shifting regenerative ag practices is complicated | Greenbiz

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This article originally was published on Ensia. Jason Johnson, Stonyfield Organic’s farmer relationship manager, fires up the AgriCORE soil sampling tool in a pasture with sweeping views of central Maine’s rolling hillsides at Dostie Farm, an organic dairy. The auger bit whirrs as it slices through clover and grass, spiraling downward into the earth to […]

BUILD wants to assist govt in promoting recycling, sustainable business practices

BUILD wants to assist govt in promoting recycling, sustainable business practices

The Ministry of Environment, Forests and Climate Change (MoEFCC) will form two new sub-committees on recycling and green growth under the existing Sustainability and Green Growth Working Committee (SGGWC). “We will work closely with BUILD as well as other relevant stakeholders to ensure an effective policy on Extended Producer Responsibility for the plastic sector,” the […]

Cabinet nods Agricultural Good Practices Policy to ensure safe food

Cabinet nods Agricultural Good Practices Policy to ensure safe food

abinet meeting held at the secretariat with Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina in the chair on December 21,2020 UNB  The cabinet also approved in principle the draft of Kurigram Agricultural University Bill, 2020 The cabinet on Monday approved the draft of Bangladesh Agricultural Good Practices Policy, 2020 in order to ensure safe and quality agricultural products […]