Field to Market, the Keystone Alliance for Sustainable Agriculture, announced today that it has expanded its already diverse membership to include representation from the retail sector. Walmart has joined the alliance of nearly fifty organizations including producer organizations, agribusinesses, food companies, conservation organizations and other not-for-profit organizations, universities, and agency partners. Continue reading
A new report released by Field to Market, the Keystone Alliance for Sustainable Agriculture, demonstrates how six commodity crops (corn, wheat, soybeans, cotton, rice and potatoes) are being produced more efficiently in the US than they were thirty years ago, accompanied by important improvements in farm safety and economic sustainability for producers. At the same time, increased production to meet growing demand has also resulted in greater overall resource use by many crops. Continue reading
This week I attended the Keystone Center’s Field to Market (FtM) Plenary meeting in Durham, NC. I have had the pleasure to be TFI’s representative for this sustainability group for over two years now. FtM is one of many sustainability groups on the horizon today. Although I personally feel like there is a surplus of these groups that can result in the duplication of sustainability efforts, FtM separates itself from the crowd by having concrete deliverables and a diverse membership that collaborates well with each other. Continue reading
New leadership position provides alliance experienced, dedicated leadership
Fieldprint Calculator 2.0 Integrates NRCS Tools, Features Additional Crops.
At the farm level, Field to Market focuses on sustainable practices that enhance water quality, biodiversity and ecosystem services.
The Alliance is comprised of a diverse group of producers, agribusinesses, food companies, and conservation organizations.
The Van Buren Conservation District is partnering with The Coca Cola Company, World Wildlife Fund, Field to Market, and The Nature Conservancy to promote best farming management practices in the Paw Paw Watershed. Continue reading
PAW PAW – A group of Van Buren County farmers went on a field trip Wednesday. Literally. Continue reading
The Van Buren Conservation District is partnering with four companies to promote best farming management practices in the Paw Paw Watershed.