Key Takeaways From The 2021 Sustainable Ag Summit

My second business trip as director of America’s Conservation Ag Movement (ACAM) took me 1,500 miles from the mostly harvested corn and soybean fields of southeastern Iowa to the annual Sustainable Ag Summit and Dairy Sustainability Alliance fall meetings in Las Vegas.  I was excited about the opportunity to renew old acquaintances, discover new partnerships […]

What It Means To Be A Supportive Change Agent

It’s not hyperbole to say that there is more attention on agriculture, and what it means in practice to be sustainable or regenerative, than there has been in human history. With companies like Walmart, General Mills, Cargill, The Fertilizer Institute, IndigoAg, and so many more rolling out iterations of “acres converted to sustainable ag practices” […]

How Sustainable Agriculture Benefits From A Swiss Army Knife Approach

It’s strange to say that sustainability can be a controversial topic. There are so many potential holes to fall in when discussing what sustainable agriculture means in practical terms. The fact of the matter is that while there are generally agreed upon best practices, there really is no single definition. Each week, Trust In Food™ […]

Emerging Trends In Sustainable Beef

Three major takeaways from NCBA’s 2021 cattlemen’s convention.  Last week, the cattle industry gathered in Nashville for the annual NCBA Cattlemen’s Convention. The event draws thousands of cattle industry members from across the value chain – producer to retailer and every link in between – to discuss emerging trends in the industry as well as […]

ACAM Executive Q&A: Amy O’Shea, President and CEO, Certis Biologicals

Amy O'Shea, CEO, Certis Biologicals

Throughout 2021, Trust In Food is inviting leaders of the Foundational Partners of America’s Conservation Ag Movement to share their vision for the future of conservation and sustainability in U.S. agriculture. In this post, we spotlight Amy O’Shea, President and CEO of Certis Biologicals, an ACAM partner.   Tell us a bit about yourself. How […]

U.S. Sorghum Doubles Down On Sustainability Focus

There’s plenty of excitement in regenerative agriculture circles about the environmental potential of new perennial grains under development by organizations such as The Land Institute—and rightly so. Yet a longtime U.S. grain planted to 5.8 million acres in 2020 with a powerful sustainability story too often hasn’t broken into the conversation: Sorghum. With more manufacturers […]

Biden Watch: What 5 Ag Experts Are Following On Climate, Equity

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Experts watching the nascent Biden administration’s early moves in Washington say they’re seeing clear action on climate and racial equity in the food system, according to a panel at the 2021 Trust In Food Symposium: Regenerative Reset held in late February.

Activating change: A case study

Trust in Food works with many organizations that want to reach farmers to encourage them do something differently- start or increase use of conservation ag practices, increase irrigation use efficiency, take advantage of programs offered, signup to receive information, the list goes on.  Our collaborators are aware that developing change programming to activate farmers is […]

Agriculture as a carbon sink?

“Land management is the second largest contributor to carbon dioxide emissions on planet earth”- The Carbon Cycle Institute (CCI) According to USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service, there are 899,500,000 acres of farmland in the United States. Farmland falls under the term “land management” used by CCI. This means that agriculture has the potential to play […]