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Bayer CropScience offers sustainability award

Bayer CropScience is seeking applicants for its Young Farmer Sustainability Award. The fifth annual award recognizes agricultural producers, age 40 and under, who receive at least half of their income from farming and farm-related venture.             Applicants are judged on the following criteria: entrepreneurial initiative and adoption of new approaches to farming-50 percent; environmental and other on-farm sustainability efforts-30 percent; and economic stability and sustainability-20 percent. Application deadline is Jan. 16, 2015.             The winner…  » Read more

ConAgra announces 2014 sustainable award winners

ConAgra Foods announced the winners of its 2014 Sustainable Development Awards.             The winning entries were: Russellville, Ark., frozen food facility, for climate change and energy efficiency; Lincoln, Neb., snack facility, for conservation and wastewater management; Lamb Weston potato facilities in Hermiston, Ore., and American Falls, Idaho, for solid waste reduction and recycling; the research, quality and innovation team in Omaha, Neb., for sustainable business innovation; and the Lamb Weston potato facilities in Kruiningen and…  » Read more

United Fresh releases new sustainability guide

United Fresh Produce Association has launched its “Sustainability Guide and Self-Assessment” tool. The guide is intended to assist producers in understanding four key areas of sustainability – stewardship of resources, environmental impacts, social accountability and economic success/viability. The guide is intended to be an educational tool for those wanting to know more about what practices enhance sustainability, and to evaluate, record and track their own practices. “For fruit and vegetable producers, we believe these four…  » Read more

Registration open for free webinar on nutrient management

Spudman magazine is sponsoring a free webinar, "Protecting Current and Future Profitability with Responsible Nutrient Management," on Wednesday, Nov. 14, at 2 p.m. (EST).   Duane "Sarge" Preston, professor emeritus and retired Extension educator-potatoes with the University of Minnesota, Alan Parkinson, field agronomy manager at Agro-Culture Liquid Fertilizers (ACLF), and Dr. Brian Levene, specialty crop research manager at ACLF, will discuss various aspects of responsible nutrient management for potatoes. Learn about the history of Agro-Culture Liquid…  » Read more