In this opinion piece, Brandon Hunnicutt a farmer from Nebraska and chairman of Field to Market discusses the challenges and opportunities facing the value chain in supporting farmers as they transition to sustainable practices.
Multinational food companies raced to set pledges to slash the carbon emissions in their supply chains, and now those firms are scrambling to recruit the farmers needed to meet those targets, even as it remains unclear who’s going to foot the bill.
Rod Snyder has been picked to be the Environmental Protection Agency’s new agriculture adviser, and former Rep. Xochitl Torres Small has been confirmed by the Senate to become the Agriculture Department’s undersecretary for rural development.
Rod Snyder, president of Field to Market: The Alliance for Sustainable Agriculture, is the Environmental Protection Agency’s new agriculture adviser, pleasing ag groups that had backed him for the position.
Leading farm groups are supporting Field to Market President Rod Snyder to become EPA’s agriculture adviser. Field to Market has played a leading role in developing and promoting sustainability metrics and organizes a popular annual conference.