Sustainable Food Systems, COVID-19 Drive 2020 Sustainable Agriculture Summit Dialogue

Beth Bechdol, Deputy Director-General at the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, previewed the 2021 Food Systems Summit and its implications for U.S. agriculture during her keynote address of the 2020 Sustainable Agriculture Summit held virtually, Nov. 18-19.

Innovation Center for U.S. Dairy, EPA Announce Memorandum of Understanding

The checkoff-founded Innovation Center for U.S. Dairy announced a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) that will open doors for increased collaboration in areas of mutual interest and allow the agency to gain a deeper understanding of and support for U.S. dairy farmers and the broader dairy community’s environmental sustainability efforts.

U.S. Dairy Advances Journey to Net Zero Carbon Emissions by 2050

October 14, 2020 Dairy Management Inc.

Signaling bold climate change action, the Innovation Center for U.S. Dairy today unveiled the Net Zero Initiative, an industry-wide effort that will help U.S. dairy farms of all sizes and geographies implement new technologies and adopt economically viable practices. The initiative is a critical component of U.S. dairy’s environmental stewardship goals, endorsed by dairy industry leaders and farmers, to achieve carbon neutrality, optimized water usage and improved water quality by 2050.

Class of 2020 Sustainability Award Winners Announced

The U.S. Dairy Sustainability Awards, which honor dairy farms, businesses and partnerships whose practices improve the well-being of people, animals and the planet, have recognized six winners for 2020.

Innovation Center for U.S. Dairy Releases Expanded Guidance on Pathogen Control

The Innovation Center for U.S. Dairy has released expanded guidance recommendations on how to control pathogens for processors.