Sustainability

Frito-Lay, Ruffles parent company, PepsiCo, announces sustainable ag strategy

PepsiCo — Frito-Lay's parent company — has announced an aggressive Positive Agriculture strategy to combat climate change. It will focus on regene... more »

Virtual food waste innovation fair coming from USDA in May

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced April 28 that it will host the first-ever Food Loss and Waste Innovation Fair from noon to 4 p.m. ... more »

Potato council supports Growing Climate Solutions Act

On Earth Day (April 22), U.S. Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry passed the Growing Climate Solutions Act, which is designed to ... more »

Lamb Weston to use potato, corn starch in packaging

Driving toward a goal of using more sustainable materials in packaging, two Lamb Weston Alexia brand products will use corn and potato starch in their... more »

Big data, nanotechnology among focuses of USDA-NIFA grants

The USDA's National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) invested $15 million in two key programs awarded through its Agriculture and Food Researc... more »

Tasteful Selections to build microgrid energy system in California

Bite-size potato producer Tasteful Selections has broken ground on a microgrid energy-producing system in Kern County, California. The 5.0 MegaWatt... more »

Rising temps and potato storage examined by Associated Press

Rising outdoor temperatures are a leading to more energy costs for agriculture producers to keep their crops healthy while in storage. That issue was ... more »

Spudman’s new award program recognizes sustainability

Sustainability is going to be a major topic for food producers for the foreseeable future. Consumers are becoming increasingly more conscious of how f... more »

Researchers aiming to turn recent microbe data into actions

For thousands of years, humans have altered — often negatively and inadvertently — microbial communities in a quest to improve agricultural crops.... more »

New smart water use resource available for farmers

Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education’s (SARE) newly revised Smart Water Use on Your Farm or Ranch discusses how producers are using innova... more »


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