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Partnering for a Sustainable Supply Chain: Smithfield Foods

This case study tells the story of how Smithfield Foods, a $15-billion global food company and the world’s largest pork processor and hog producer, is tapping the power of collaboration to create a more sustainable supply chain. The focus: environmental impacts of growing hogs and the grain that feeds them. The company’s strategic partner in […]

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Ceres Solutions: Good Stewardship is Good Business

How can ag retailers incorporate cover crops into their business model? Ceres Solutions, a farmer-owned cooperative based in Crawfordsville, Indiana, finds it a natural fit, since it requires no extra investment and makes more effective use of their existing facilities, services, and human resources. After an early period of trial and error, the Ceres team […]

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Sunrise Cooperative: Do What’s Right for the Customer and the Land

Sunrise Cooperative, Inc. is an agricultural, grain, feed, crop insurance and energy cooperative with 33 locations throughout Ohio. Sunrise’s involvement in cover crops came not as a specific decision, but as a gradual process of responding to customers’ needs. Over the past eight years, the Sunrise team has seen water quality become a major factor […]

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Ag Retailer Support for Cover Crops

Ag retailers and Certified Crop Advisers are a trusted go-to source for farmers. How willing are they to help their farmer customers adopt cover crops? Our study found that 89% of agricultural retailers have offered cover crop products and services in the past two years, and 94% say they want to expand these offerings in […]

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How Do You Scale Up Success?

In communities all over the world, local Rotarians often collaborate with their Rotary counterparts from the United States and elsewhere to improve public health, strengthen basic education, resolve conflicts peacefully, and develop local economies. How can these efforts be scaled from the ground up, to benefit as many people as possible? To help Rotary International […]

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Cover Crops, No-till, and the Bottom Line

Conservation agriculture practices can help farmers limit soil loss, conserve water, reduce runoff, enhance biodiversity, and more. Yet every farmer faces tough questions. How will it work on my farm? Will it impact my yields? What will it to do my bottom line? Four new Datu case studies use partial budget analysis to document the numbers and the context […]

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Sustainable Agriculture in Cuba

Cuba’s changing relationship with the United States is likely to create economic opportunities as well as environmental challenges. Cuba’s government has expressed its commitment to increasing agricultural production in a sustainable manner, yet the challenges associated with doing so are significant. Environmental Defense Fund commissioned Datu to help it assess options for Cuba to boost […]

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Cover Crops and Certified Crop Advisers

Besides other farmers, who do farmers count on for farm management information and advice? Certified Crop Advisers (CCAs) are trusted “go to” sources, along with the agricultural retailers where they work. As farmer interest in cover crops grows, are CCAs and ag retailers willing and prepared to provide much-needed cover crop supplies and services? In […]

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Mitigating Methane, Creating Jobs

Building on our 2014 study, The Emerging U.S. Methane Mitigation Industry, this report focuses on the growing field of firms that provide Leak Detection and Repair (LDAR) services to oil and gas operators. We collected primary data from 60 LDAR firms providing services in 45 states. Most are small businesses, many established within the last […]

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Building Economic Resilience for Louisiana Shrimpers

Consumer demand for shrimp has ballooned in recent years, yet Louisiana shrimpers are struggling to make a living in a profession in which their parents and grandparents thrived. One reason is price: at dockside, shrimpers can receive as little as one-fourth the price that shrimp are sold for in restaurants. How can shrimpers capture more […]

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