Soybean checkoff invests in sustainable agriculture

Posted on April 23, 2009
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ST. LOUIS (April 22, 2009) – The United Soybean Board (USB) and soybean checkoff are proud to serve on the steering committee for “Field to Market”, the Keystone Alliance for Sustainable Agriculture.

The soybean checkoff will provide nearly $160,000 in funding to Field to Market,  whose steering committee is a diverse group of grower organizations, agribusinesses, food companies and conservation groups.

As part of a broader effort to measure and support agriculture’s progress against key environmental and socioeconomic sustainability indicators, Field to Market will provide farmers an online source to gauge the sustainability of their operations and access information on practices that can improve their efficiency and protect their local environment. 

Field to Market will soon launch a trial version of its Fieldprint Calculator, a free online sustainability tool. Goehring has been part of the planning process for the online calculator, making suggestions to improve a tool that will eventually be capable of computing sustainability for U.S. commodity crop producers.

Read the full release (along with a link to the Field to Market organization’s web page . . .

 

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