sustainability

U.S. Syngenta site recognized by EPA for decarbonization

Syngenta Group, one of the world’s leading global agriculture technology companies, has announced its manufacturing facility in St. Gabriel, Louisiana, has been recognized as a top user of green power by the U.S. Environmental Protection... more »

University of Missouri starts digital ag center

Addressing the Show Me State’s agricultural importance, the University of Missouri has launched a digital ag center. Because nearly a third of Missouri's economy is tied to agriculture, the University of Missouri’s Digital Agriculture Research... more »

Duda Farm Fresh Foods nears century of sustainability

When Andrew Duda took his first crop of celery to market in 1926, he probably wasn’t thinking of sustainability goals. But sustainable practices have kept the company he founded, Duda Farm Fresh Foods, growing produce... more »

Food, ag research award nominations open

The Foundation for Food & Agriculture Research (FFAR) is accepting nominations for the 2024 New Innovator in Food & Agriculture Research Award. FFAR plans to grant up to 10 awards to early-career scientists pursuing research... more »

Policy agenda for American Farm Bureau set at convention

The American Farm Bureau Federation in late January wrapped up its 105th Annual Convention in Salt Lake City by approving policy changes to guide the organization’s legislative and regulatory priorities for the year. California Farm... more »

Kroger’s new supplier rule requires IPM practices

In a move touted as advancing sustainability in its fresh produce supply chain, a major U.S. retailer is introducing a produce supplier biodiversity program that places new requirements on its produce suppliers. The move by... more »

Tamara Muruetagoiena leads IFPA sustainability

Tamara Muruetagoiena is the International Fresh Produce Association’s first ever vice president of sustainability. Muruetagoiena joined the organization in April 2022 and established the critical importance of the produce and floral industry taking the lead... more »

Temperature-predicting system receives patent

Supply chain software company Inteligistics has been granted a patent for a process to help predict temperatures and quality of perishable products. Pittsburgh-based Inteligistics was granted Patent No. 11,810,041 by U.S. and Trademark Office for... more »

$1 million grant studies California’s sustainable pest management

A $1 million California Department of Food & Agriculture (CDFA) grant will study sustainable pest management (SPM) by charting the decision-making process of 200 of the state's pest control advisors. The grant, announced by CAPCA,... more »

Michael Larose of BioSafe Systems dies

Michael Joseph Larose, of BioSafe Systems LLC, has died. Larose, 40, died on Sept. 21. He was the eldest of the third generation of BioSafe’s founding family. Born Sept. 28, 1982, in Hartford, Connecticut, Larose... more »

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