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Sustainable Agriculture

The latest articles, information and analysis on profitable and sustainable livestock production practices using animal agriculture technology and methodologies designed to protect the environment, public health and promote animal welfare.


Trump administration launches initiative to reduce food waste

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on Oct. 18 announced the signing of a joint agency formal agreement under the Winning on Reducing Food Waste initiative.
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Environment matters in Indian cold chain development

Initiative seeks to improve logistics in Indian food production - with a strong focus on the environment

Technologies making use of waste heat and cold, among others, could aid the sustainable development of cold chain in India as demand for poultry, meat and other high nutrition foods rises.

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Chicken and eggs on World Food Day

The poultry industry could be the answer to the search for healthy and accessible food
Benjamín Ruiz analyzes the campaign for the celebration of World Food Day and how poultry could play a fundamental role in this process.
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Virginia looks at regulating water use by poultry farms

Temporary orders are issued to 57 farms that will allow operations to keep pumping water until final permits are approved
The Virginia Department of Environmental Quality (VDEQ) is taking steps to regulate how poultry farms on the state’s eastern shore are pumping groundwater for their operations, having recently issued orders to 57 farms.
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Sustainable soy requires collaboration, public pressure

Truly sustainable soy production will become a reality made possible by a mix of feed industry dialogue, consumer pressure and time
Just 2 percent of soy is certified sustainable, and mass integration is a way off, but it is achievable with the right farm-to-fork dialogue, government engagement and, of course, time.
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AVMA: Antibiotics policies should be based on evidence

Dr. Matthew Salois provides insight on antibiotics and sustainability
The American Veterinary Medical Association's (AVMA) Chief Economist Matthew J. Salois, PhD, presented to the New York Academy of Sciences on Sept. 28 on the implications of raising animals without antibiotics.
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Land O'Lakes SUSTAIN debuts digital platform supporting farmer stewardship

Truterra Insights Engine will help farmers and food companies quantify sustainability progress and ROI in real time.
Land O'Lakes SUSTAIN announced on Sept. 24 its plan to roll out the Truterra Insights Engine, an interactive on-farm digital platform that will help farmers advance their stewardship goals and return-on-investment in real time, acre-by-acre and help food companies measure sustainability progress.
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