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Food Index Calls Meat and Fish Companies Worth $152 Billion “High Risk”

Food Index Calls Meat and Fish Companies Worth $152 Billion “High Risk”

A new food index analyzed 60 global intensive farming companies on health, environmental, and social issues and categorized 36 of them as “high risk.”

Corporate Sustainability Evolves Into the Net Positive Movement: Q&A with Josh Prigge

Corporate Sustainability Evolves Into the Net Positive Movement: Q&A with Josh Prigge

Sustainability expert Josh Prigge discusses the emerging corporate net positive movement, and shares examples of regenerative practices in action.

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.

Groundwater Fees Prompt Farmers to Slash Water Use by a Third

Groundwater Fees Prompt Farmers to Slash Water Use by a Third

When it comes to drought and the farming community, it seems a self-imposed fee on groundwater could work better than government regulations, according to a new study from the University of Colorado Boulder. The study suggests that self-imposed well-pumping fees can play an important role, incentivizing farmers to slash use … Read more »

NY Farming Industry Nabs State Cash to Reduce Emissions, Save Water

NY Farming Industry Nabs State Cash to Reduce Emissions, Save Water

Individual farms in central New York, the Finger Lakes and the Hudson Valley regions are receiving grants to assist them on initiatives  geared toward reducing methane emissions and improving water efficiency, according to the Associated Press. The office of New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced the grants for the state, … Read more »

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Are Robots the Future of Farming Efficiency?

Bosch is using a robot to make farming more efficient and reduce its environmental impact, Farming Life reports. Deepfield Robotics, a Bosch startup, developed the robot called Bonirob, which is the size of a compact car. The agriculture robot can monitor new crop varieties’ growth, their resistance to pests and … Read more »

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