The Fieldprint® Calculator now incorporates the Water Quality Index (WQI) offered by U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Natural Resources Conservation Services (NRCS).
Field to Market, The Alliance for Sustainable Agriculture, today announced new leadership. Rod Snyder, current director of public policy with the National Corn Growers Association (NCGA), will take on the role of president, focused on carrying out Field to Market’s commitment to continuous improvements in productivity, environmental quality and human … Continue reading
By: Field to Market Sustainable agriculture is an increasingly hot topic from field to fork. Stakeholders involved in food, fiber and fuel production are seeking ways to measure and improve sustainability in the field as well as communicate those practices to others. Growers and others in the agriculture supply chain … Continue reading
Field to Market seeks its first Executive Director to guide the organization through its transition to an independent organization, working to foster continuous environmental improvements in row crop agriculture in the US while maintaining productivity and farmers’ economic wellbeing.
By: Fred Luckey, Chairman of Field to Market Welcome to the first blog post of Fieldprint Exchange, a blog by Field to Market, The Alliance for Sustainable Agriculture. I’m excited to launch this blog as a platform to keep you up-to-date on the latest activities of Field to Market. Over … Continue reading
Field to Market recently announced its new status as a nonprofit organization. This transition will provide Field to Market opportunity to further discuss sustainability across the supply chain, from the farm gate to the retail and restaurant counter. As Field to Market continues to expand, it has also recently added … Continue reading
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