ACAM Executive Q&A: Rick Rice, Director, Application Technology, AMVAC Chemical Corp.

Data is critical to the climate-smart economy. Prescriptive-application crop protection and plant health leader AMVAC Chemical Corp. is rolling out solutions to help widen adoption of precision technologies and the data sharing that drives them.   Farm-level production data is critical for precision agriculture and sustainable production systems, but many factors continually stand in the way […]

The Sustainability Community is Collaborating, but Where Does the Farmer Fit In? 

Is there Enough Shared Risk to be Truly Effective?  Realizing that mitigating agriculture’s climate impact is too much for any one organization to tackle alone, the sustainability community is rallying around meaningful collaborations and partnerships to help get more conservation on the ground. Late last year, the annual 2023 Sustainable Agriculture Summit, sponsored by Field […]

Industry Partnership Unveils Barriers and Opportunities in Sustainability Data Collection Throughout Pork Supply Chain


Trust In Food™ and The Sustainability Consortium explore data collection and sharing within pork and row crop producers, find gaps worth exploring.  Lenexa, Kan., (February 7, 2024) – Amid the new focus on regenerative practices in U.S. agriculture and the unprecedented investments in climate-smart commodities, Farm Journal’s Trust In Food™ and The Sustainability Consortium (TSC) are partnering to gather insights into […]

New Online Tool Aims to Accelerate Conservation Agriculture

Farmers talking to each other

Farmer engagement with data-driven, farmer-centered messaging doubled compared to traditional outreach strategies.   Lenexa, Kan. (Feb. 1, 2024) — A new web-based tool provides an interactive guide to help conservation professionals optimize and scale engagement with farmers and ranchers. The step-by-step tool is designed to help groups ranging from supply chain businesses to local conservation districts develop effective ways […]

How One Dairy Farmer Found Herself on the VERGE of the Climate Conversation

It’s not easy for Suzanne Vold to leave the day-to-day business of the dairy farm that she runs alongside her husband and brother-in-law. After all, the fourth-generation farm in Minnesota has 500 cows and 600 acres of row crops that supply forage and grain for the herd.  But, in October, Vold received an offer that […]

“I Am Boots on the Ground”: How Conservation Steward Javier Zamora Supports New Farmers

California field day participants observe parsley harvest.

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 […]

ACAM Executive Q&A: Lori Captain, Executive Vice-President of Global Sustainability Strategy, Science and Industry Affairs, Innovation Center for U.S. Dairy

Innovation Center for U.S. Dairy’s model for collaboration is helping to galvanize the industry, remove barriers for conservation and advance climate-smart agriculture  According to the Innovation Center for U.S. Dairy, their goal is a “world where U.S. dairy unlocks transformative good for people and the planet, becoming a catalyst for a healthy, sustainable future.” The checkoff-funded […]

Growers Need Additional Tools to Maintain Healthy Crops; Aligning Innovation with Sustainability Throughout the Value Chain

For America’s Conservation Ag Movement Partner Valent U.S.A., a commitment to sustainability is woven into the input leader’s corporate fabric, in large part because of its owner, Sumitomo Chemical, which has been committed to the practice since its inception in 1913. As the agriculture industry places more emphasis on sustainability, Valent U.S.A. is relying upon […]

Trust In Beef™ Deepens Expertise With New Partners 

Ducks Unlimited and ABS Global further the program’s capabilities to support ranchers in enacting climate-smart change with technical assistance and genetic innovation.  Lenexa, Kan.,– For two years Trust In Beef has been working to empower beef producers on their sustainability journeys by leveraging the power of Farm Journal’s Trust In Food and Drovers brands with the ingenuity and innovation […]