What looks good on paper doesn’t always translate on farm. That is why agricultural innovation and improvement conversations often pack the most punch when they’re led by someone who has road-tested big ideas and has the most at stake: the farmers and ranchers themselves. To foster these producer-led conversations, America’s Conservation Ag Movement brought together […]
California’s JSM Organics leverages technical assistance and cost-share programs to bolster agronomics and infrastructure while optimizing natural resources.
At the risk of hyperbole, literally everything about California agriculture is different from farming in any other part of the U.S. Well, maybe not everything. In fact, after spending a few days this month traveling across the mid-section of the state—including the San Francisco Bay area, Salinas Valley and the Fresno area—I’m convinced that while […]
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 […]
One of the first things I talk to specialty crop producers about is how they keep their records. And not just their financial records but records of their on-farm practices, who they purchase their inputs from, how much water they use for irrigation, how they managed farm reside and waste, and more. The reason for […]
How can you transition your public-private partnership from “nice people working together to help farmers and shared ecosystems” to “nice people helping farmers and ecosystems while learning together and driving measurable impact that improves the world?” It’s a tall order, and one my colleagues and I have been exploring as organizers of a public-private partnership […]
The on-farm digital transition is central to achieving supply chain sustainability goals – here is how we can accelerate it. According to research produced by The Sustainability Consortium (TSC), nearly 50% of food and beverage companies report having no visibility into the on-farm practices that produce the inputs they use. Think about that for a […]
Three ways innovative ag retailers are leaning in to sustainability offerings in order to grow their business. Ag retailers have tremendous influence over agricultural production, given their role as one of a farmer’s most trusted advisors. They can therefore play an outsized role in accelerating the transition to a more sustainable and regenerative production system. […]