More than 70% of U.S. producers said they have adopted some sustainable agriculture practices in a new Rabobank report. The U.S. Farm & Ranch Survey reported 72% of producers have taken steps toward sustainable agriculture.


According to the spring 2010 survey, 64% of producers use direct seeding, 42% minimize chemical use, 39% rotate crops or diversify, and another 39% reduce energy inputs. Those most likely to have adopted practices include tenant farmers, row crop farmers, Western region farmers, farms grossing $1 million or more income, and farmers younger than 40.