Sustainable Agriculture http://farmindustrynews.com/taxonomy/term/5969/more en 7 issues on machinery makers' minds http://farmindustrynews.com/farm-equipment/7-issues-machinery-makers-minds <div class="node-body article-body">Farm equipment executives share their vision of the future of agriculture, new technologies and ag advocacy ‘hot buttons.’</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://farmindustrynews.com/farm-equipment/7-issues-machinery-makers-minds" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://farmindustrynews.com/farm-equipment/7-issues-machinery-makers-minds#comments Farm Equipment Tractors Business Practices and Systems Sustainable Agriculture Mon, 29 Feb 2016 22:47:00 +0000 82241 at http://farmindustrynews.com <p>The Association of Equipment Manufacturers assembled a panel of machinery company execs to talk about key issues impacting the industry. From left: Todd Stucke, Kubota; Leif Magnusson, Claas; Jim Walker, Case IH; Linda Salem, Great Plains Mfg.; and Nick Jaksich, AEM.</p> Your next farmer http://farmindustrynews.com/blog/your-next-farmer <div class="node-body blog-body"><p>Every farmer has a daughter, rhetorically speaking. And, if you&rsquo;re lucky, many of those daughters will grow up to be farmers.</p></div> <div class="field-content-focus"> <span>Content Classification:&nbsp;</span> Curated </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/farm-industry-news-blog">Farm Industry News Blog</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://farmindustrynews.com/blog/your-next-farmer" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://farmindustrynews.com/blog/your-next-farmer#comments Shop/Office Management Farm Industry News Blog Wed, 17 Feb 2016 17:34:00 +0000 82071 at http://farmindustrynews.com <p>FFA member Sara Johnson, Montevideo, MN, applied for this year&#39;s Region Star Award, which&nbsp;recognizes&nbsp;members who have mastered&nbsp;skills in production, finance, management and research.</p> Big-name players join FarmLink advisory board http://farmindustrynews.com/blog/big-name-players-join-farmlink-advisory-board <div class="node-body blog-body"><p>Just two weeks after releasing its benchmark report on missed crop revenue opportunities, data analytics company FarmLink announced the creation of its advisory board. Joining the board are some big name players.</p> <p>Those seated at the table: &nbsp;&nbsp;</p> <p>&bull;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Julie Borlaug, associate director, Norman E. Borlaug Institute for International Agriculture, Texas A&amp;M University</p></div> <div class="field-content-focus"> <span>Content Classification:&nbsp;</span> Curated </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/farm-industry-news-blog">Farm Industry News Blog</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://farmindustrynews.com/blog/big-name-players-join-farmlink-advisory-board" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://farmindustrynews.com/blog/big-name-players-join-farmlink-advisory-board#comments Precision Farming Management Precision farming Technology Farm Industry News Blog Fri, 29 Jan 2016 23:36:00 +0000 81801 at http://farmindustrynews.com <p>FarmLinks&rsquo; benchmarking tool called TrueHarvest identifies the crop yield potential of individual fields across the Midwest, information which farmers can use to fine-tune management practices.&nbsp;</p> Walmart’s Sustainability scorecard: How do you measure up? http://farmindustrynews.com/blog/walmart-s-sustainability-scorecard-how-do-you-measure <div class="node-body blog-body"><p>Last week Robert Kaplan, director of sustainability for Walmart, announced he was moving on after four years of promoting sustainability at the world&rsquo;s largest retailer. In his farewell letter, Kaplan outlined some of the achievements Walmart made during that time. Among them:</p> <p>-Eliminated nearly 20 million metric tons of greenhouse gas;</p> <p>-Collaborated with Target, one of its biggest competitors, to bring more sustainable personal care and beauty products to the shelf; and,</p></div> <div class="field-content-focus"> <span>Content Classification:&nbsp;</span> Curated </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/farm-industry-news-blog">Farm Industry News Blog</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://farmindustrynews.com/blog/walmart-s-sustainability-scorecard-how-do-you-measure" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://farmindustrynews.com/blog/walmart-s-sustainability-scorecard-how-do-you-measure#comments Energy Sustainable Agriculture Water Management Farm Industry News Blog Tue, 16 Jun 2015 14:59:00 +0000 79271 at http://farmindustrynews.com <p>Caption: Former CNN correspondent Frank Sesno (left) interviews Robert Kaplan, Walmart&rsquo;s director of sustainability (middle), and Rick Tolman (right), National Corn Growers Association, on the topic of sustainability at the Bayer CropScience&rsquo;s 8th Annual Ag Issues Forum.<br /> Photo Credit: Jodie Wehrspann</p> Reader Commentary: "No holds barred" in Future of Farming http://farmindustrynews.com/blog/reader-commentary-no-holds-barred-future-farming <div class="node-body blog-body"><p>I&rsquo;d like to thank a faithful reader from Missouri for setting me straight on an article we published in our December issue. On page 24, the headline reads &ldquo;The Future of Farming: Industry leaders have a no-holes barred discussion on agriculture&rsquo;s major challenges, and what farmers and corporations need to do to feed the coming groundswell of people.&rdquo;</p> <p>In a voicemail message, the reader says:&nbsp;</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/farm-industry-news-blog">Farm Industry News Blog</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://farmindustrynews.com/blog/reader-commentary-no-holds-barred-future-farming" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://farmindustrynews.com/blog/reader-commentary-no-holds-barred-future-farming#comments Crop Protection Crops Conferences Organic Farming Farm Industry News Blog Mon, 29 Dec 2014 16:49:00 +0000 75061 at http://farmindustrynews.com The future of farming http://farmindustrynews.com/technology-decision-time/future-farming <div class="node-body article-body">Industry leaders have a no-holds-barred discussion on agriculture’s major challenges, and what farmers and corporations need to do to feed the coming groundswell of people.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://farmindustrynews.com/technology-decision-time/future-farming" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://farmindustrynews.com/technology-decision-time/future-farming#comments Technology Decision Time Precision Farming Sustainable Agriculture Mon, 08 Dec 2014 19:25:00 +0000 74771 at http://farmindustrynews.com <p><strong>Panelists (from left)</strong></p> <p><strong>Joshua Hofheimer (panel moderator)</strong>, ag sector partner, Sidley Austin</p> <p><strong>Brook Porter</strong>, partner, Kleiner Perkins Caufield &amp; Byers, dedicated to growth funds and macro trends in agriculture</p> <p><strong>John Sorenson</strong>, president and CEO, Vestaron Corp., a biopesticides company</p> <p><strong>Laura Shenkar</strong>, founder and principal of Artemis Water Strategy, a water tech&shy;nology and strategy firm that helps cli&shy;ents protect against shortages (Clients have included Wal-Mart, Intel and IBM.)</p> <p><strong>Philippe Herve</strong>, vice president and global head of R&amp;D Alliance Manage&shy;ment, Bayer CropScience</p> <p><strong>Harry Stine</strong>, Iowa farmer and president and founder of Stine Seed Co., the larg&shy;est independent seed company in the U.S. (Stine was the conference&rsquo;s keynote speaker, and was an impromptu addition to the panel.)</p> Jodie Wehrspann Will 11 agricultural technologies feed the growing population? http://farmindustrynews.com/blog/will-11-agricultural-technologies-feed-growing-population <div class="node-body blog-body">Food Security in a World of Natural Resource Scarcity is an important tool for targeting current and future investment decisions.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/farm-industry-news-blog">Farm Industry News Blog</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://farmindustrynews.com/blog/will-11-agricultural-technologies-feed-growing-population" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://farmindustrynews.com/blog/will-11-agricultural-technologies-feed-growing-population#comments Biotech Traits Management Farm Industry News Blog Thu, 20 Feb 2014 18:00:00 +0000 69941 at http://farmindustrynews.com Water quality trading markets could offer new income stream http://farmindustrynews.com/bioenergy/water-quality-trading-markets-could-offer-new-income-stream <div class="node-body article-body"><p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Economic solutions have been a solid tool for achieving environmental goals. Perhaps the most famous is the idea of power plants trading pollution credits, but there&rsquo;s one for water that could benefit your farm.</p> <p>USDA and EPA recently announced they are working together to support the development of water quality trading markets. These markets are expected to provide farmers and ranchers with new income opportunities, in addition to enhancing water quality and conservation.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://farmindustrynews.com/bioenergy/water-quality-trading-markets-could-offer-new-income-stream" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://farmindustrynews.com/bioenergy/water-quality-trading-markets-could-offer-new-income-stream#comments Bioenergy Sustainable Agriculture Mon, 03 Feb 2014 21:10:00 +0000 69751 at http://farmindustrynews.com <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>An upstream small dam, terraces, buffer strips, grass plantings and other conservation measures are part of a project designed to improve the quality of water entering Union Grove Lake in Tama County, Iowa.</p> Photos: USDA NRCS Big food companies make moves to source sustainably http://farmindustrynews.com/business/big-food-companies-make-moves-source-sustainably <div class="node-body article-body">Field to Market: The Alliance for Sustainable Agriculture is seeing more clearly the need for and value of sustainable crop production.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://farmindustrynews.com/business/big-food-companies-make-moves-source-sustainably" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://farmindustrynews.com/business/big-food-companies-make-moves-source-sustainably#comments Business Sustainable Agriculture Tue, 10 Dec 2013 15:57:00 +0000 69051 at http://farmindustrynews.com <p>Farmers can create their own farm Fieldprint with the Field to Market online calculator tool, allowing them to enhance on-farm sustainability by looking at a range of factors.</p> Farming in Switzerland http://farmindustrynews.com/blog/farming-switzerland <div class="node-body blog-body"><p> Today&nbsp;Robert Kaufmann, president EurAgEng, invited us to attend the&nbsp;AgEng 2014 conference, an internal conference on agricultural engineering,&nbsp;held every two years Europe. The conference looks at the engineering advancements being made in Europe&rsquo;s ag sector, primarily in the areas of resource efficiency and making farming more sustainable.</p> <p> A bunch of different topics are covered. Among them: biomass and renewable energy, machinery automation, controlled traffic farming, animal welfare, and grassland and fertilizer management.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/farm-industry-news-blog">Farm Industry News Blog</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://farmindustrynews.com/blog/farming-switzerland" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://farmindustrynews.com/blog/farming-switzerland#comments Farm Equipment Bioenergy Sustainable Agriculture Precision Farming Conferences Farm Equipment Farm Industry News Blog Thu, 30 May 2013 16:02:00 +0000 64982 at http://farmindustrynews.com