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The Latest from Farm Foundation
Farm Foundation Team Grows
Farm Foundation is excited to announce two new hires. Amanda Martin is our new manager of annual giving. Ellen Prather is our new marketing and design coordinator. Welcome to the team, Amanda and Ellen!
Farm Foundation Forum on 2023 Farm Bill
The recording and presentation slides for the December Farm Foundation Forum: What to Expect From the 2023 Farm Bill, are available for download.
Fixing the Soil Health Tech Stack Now: An 8-Step Action Plan
Rob Trice's article summarizes Farm Foundation's work to date on the soil health tech stack and delivers a plan for next steps.
Where’s My Stuff?: Supply Chain Virtual Event Storming
This multistakeholder virtual event on November 7 and 8 will focus on developing a trusted framework for standardized and sovereign data sharing in supply chains. Presented in partnership with the Supply Chain Optimization and Resilience (SCORe) Coalition/ASTM standards development process.
Ag Trade and Commodity Outlook for 2023
The November Farm Foundation® Forum, "Ag Trade and Commodity Outlook for 2023", will take a look at the year ahead in terms of what to expect for U.S. markets and agricultural trade in 2023. The discussion will provide a broad perspective, covering topics such as US-China trade and the EU Farm to Fork strategy.
New Global Collaboration Platform for Farm Policy and Innovation Launched
The newly launched Global Forum on Farm Policy and Innovation will work to increase the sustainability of agriculture across the world. Farm Foundation is an inaugural partner.
Could Climate Produce a Revolutionary 2023 Farm Bill?
This Farm Foundation Issue Report provides an initial and brief look at the potential for climate change to drive revolutionary changes in a farm bill. It focuses on two initial concepts that could be built around farm support and the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, but also notes the multiple paths towards revolutionary status in 2023.
Farm Foundation Forum: Antimicrobial Stewardship in Agriculture
Learn about upcoming U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) regulation changes affecting antibiotic use in livestock production. The conversation also addressed proper stewardship of antifungals in crop production.
Next Generation: Farm Foundation Cultivators
The call for nominations for the January 2023 Cultivators is now open, until November 8, 2022. Six undergraduate or graduate students will be selected to attend the January 2023 Farm Foundation Round Table meeting. Learn more and nominate a student.
A Primer on Farm to Fork: European Agriculture in Transition?
This Farm Foundation Issue Report provides an overview of the EU’S Farm to Fork initiative, its possible impact on agricultural production levels and food prices, and examines some of the issues that will need to be addressed if Farm to Fork is to secure its multifaceted objectives.
The Future of Food and Agricultural Trade with China
This Farm Foundation Issue Report provides a summary of insights gained from agriculture stakeholders on the future of U.S. agricultural trade with China.
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Turning Ideas Into Action
Since 1933, Farm Foundation has united diverse perspectives and non-partisan objectivity to advance agriculture. We do more than collaborate. We motivate momentum to achieve tangible results that address the urgent issues facing our industry, including the following:
The stresses of farming have an enormous impact on farm workers. Farm Foundation creates practical solutions for all aspects of wellbeing, including mental, physical and financial health.Learn More
We’re examining how to best leverage new technologies, such as big data, internet connectivity, drones, DNA scans, gene editing and precision agriculture, for positive social and economic results.Learn More
Conservation and Sustainability
We build bridges with regulators, producers and consumers to create workable solutions that protect and improve natural resources.Learn More
Market Development and Access
From well-developed trade agreements to improved infrastructure, we’re bringing people together to make sure we meet consumer demand for food, fuel and industrial products.Learn More
Here’s What We’re Working on Now
Advancing Data Interoperability in Agriculture
We aim to scale the practical application of the digital exchange of information in ag production systems across the value chain.
Farm Family Wellness Alliance
Providing farm families with access to confidential, pre-paid, ongoing mental health and wellness services.
Trade Resource Center
Improve your knowledge and understanding of the key trade issues affecting food and ag.