Farmers for a Sustainable Future
There is a new agriculture group, and it's found some big support in from the cattle industry. It's called the the Farmers for a Sustainable Future coalition.
Scott Yager is with the NCBA and says his organization supports the new group, and he is now a member.
"We represent U.S. farmers and ranchers who are committed to producing the world’s food, feed and fiber supply in a sustainable way. Farmers and ranchers play a leading role in promoting soil health, conserving water, enhancing wildlife, efficiently using nutrients and caring for their animals. For decades they have pushed past the boundaries of innovation by investing in agricultural research and adopting practices with the goals of improving productivity, providing clean and renewable energy, and enhancing sustainability.
Livestock and crop production are the heart of American agriculture, providing the food we enjoy every day. Ensuring this production continues sustainably is essential for people and the planet. Farmers have embraced technologies that reduced emissions and increased efficiency. Building upon the strong foundation of voluntary stewardship investments and practices, including those in the Farm Bill, we look forward to working with policy makers to further advance the successful sustainable practices used by U.S. agricultural producers. Throughout this process, lawmakers must ensure that any governmental analysis characterizing U.S. crop and livestock systems reflects U.S. agriculture’s leadership globally in sustainable farming practices."
He says Farmers for a Sustainable Future coalition are committed to producing the world’s food, feed and fiber supply in a sustainable way. He also believes, farmers and ranchers need to play a leading role in sustainability.