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Banfi Vintners Adopts an Evolving Sustainability Strategy: Q&A with Cristina Mariana-May

Banfi Vintners Adopts an Evolving Sustainability Strategy: Q&A with Cristina Mariana-May

Cristina Mariana-May, president and CEO at Banfi Vintners, discusses the biggest sustainability issues in the wine industry, and how her company is working to minimize its environmental footprint.

Smithfield Foods Invests in Sustainable Agronomics: Q&A with Bill Gill

Smithfield Foods Invests in Sustainable Agronomics: Q&A with Bill Gill

Bill Gill, assistant vice president for sustainability at Smithfield Foods, shares how two major agronomics efforts could help the world’s largest pork producer cut GHG emissions — and costs.

Smithfield Develops Commercial-Grade Fertilizer from Hog Farm Waste

Smithfield Develops Commercial-Grade Fertilizer from Hog Farm Waste

Smithfield Foods and Anuvia Plant Nutrients formed a new partnership to develop commercial-grade fertilizer from manure treatment systems at Smithfield’s hog farms.

Agriculture Certification Ensures Soil Health, Faces Factory Farming and Captures Carbon, Alliance Claims

Agriculture Certification Ensures Soil Health, Faces Factory Farming and Captures Carbon, Alliance Claims

A new agriculture certification structure, Regenerative Organic Certified, will help ensure soil health and ecological land management, model pasture-based animal welfare, create resilient regional ecosystems and communities, and provide economic

Economists: Taxing Meat Products Unlikely To Lower Global GHG

Economists: Taxing Meat Products Unlikely To Lower Global GHG

New taxes on meat products promise to have positive effects on the environment and public health, but they are unlikely to actually lower global greenhouse gas emissions from the livestock sector, two University of Guelph economists wrote in The Conversation. Michael von Massow, an associate professor of food economics and … Read more »

Organic Agriculture Builds Healthy Soil, Stores More Carbon, Study Says

Organic Agriculture Builds Healthy Soil, Stores More Carbon, Study Says

Organizations in the agriculture industry may have a new reason for going organic: a new study indicates that soils on organic farms store away “appreciably” larger amounts of carbons, and for longer periods, than typical agricultural soils. The study is proof that not only do organic agricultural practices help fight … Read more »

We Don’t Always Write about Cows, but When We Do…

We Don’t Always Write about Cows, but When We Do…

Reflections from Jen… When I found myself searching cow images (and mulling dairy puns) for the third time in the span of two weeks, I had to stop to think. In all my years writing for Environmental Leader and Energy Manager Today, I’m not sure I ever wrote about dairy … Read more »

CalCom Solar, Wexus Partner to Bring Water Savings to Ag Industry

CalCom Solar has partnered with Wexus Technologies to deploy technologies that will save energy and water in the farming industry. The California Energy Commission recently awarded Wexus a $4 million grant to commercialize a cloud-based, mobile platform for the agricultural industry. The platform is designed to make the industrial and … Read more »

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