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 USDA Views Climate-Smart Commodities Program After Year One

How time flies when you’re…. busy working to support farmers and mitigate climate change!  It has been a full year since USDA announced the Climate-Smart Commodities Partnerships program.  Last week, I was fortunate to join USDA Secretary Thomas Vilsack at Gwenyn Hill Farm in Waukesha County, Wis., for an update on the program and the role […]

Cultivating Wellness: Farm-to-Pharmacy Movement Opens New Markets for Producers

2014 Farm Bill program aims to increase consumption of fresh fruits and vegetables to mitigate healthcare costs. Vegetable farmer Rachel Summers began her regenerative journey with an actual road trip that started by selling her house and buying a van to travel across the country to work on farms and learn from other producers. During her two years on the road, […]

Why Local-Led Conservation Moves the Needle  

If you’ve been following us on social media, you’ll see a crush of field day activities as part of our work with America’s Conservation Ag Movement (ACAM). Our resident regenerative farmer and rancher, Jimmy Emmons, has been dotting the Corn Belt since June, and we’re eager to start our rotation of field days with our ACAM Conservation […]

Harnessing The Power of the Private Sector to Scale Climate-Smart Ag

The Trust In Food team was excited to be in Washington, D.C. this week with our partners to socialize the work of America’s Conservation Ag Movement and the importance of the private sector in helping producers engage with climate-smart solutions.  There is a collective need to scale practices and enroll new producers in climate-smart programs during the […]

Tyson Foods Joins Trust In Beef™

Lenexa, Kan.,– Farm Journal’s Trust In Food™ is proud to welcome Tyson Foods to Trust In Beef, a collaborative value chain program designed to help ranchers integrate climate-smart agriculture into their operations while sharing their learnings and success stories.  Trust In Food is a purpose-driven division of Farm Journal that organizes Trust In Beef in partnership […]

Aligning Conservation Ag With What Consumers Want

Consumers are confused about what is healthy and what is sustainable, but it’s clear they are actively looking for options that make them feel like they are making responsible choices that are better for their well-being.  In an August 2022 report by NielsonIQ on alternative proteins that included meat and dairy, health and nutrition ranked as the […]

What’s the Future of Food?

I’ve just wrapped up two days participating in The Future of Food USA, led by the UK-based Innovation Forum group. It was my first time at this event, and I found it to be a fascinating mash up of leading food companies and their value chain partners with a distinctively global feel and focus on scaling […]