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What is Sustainable Agriculture?

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Every day, farmers and ranchers around the world develop new, innovative strategies to produce and distribute food, fuel and fiber sustainably. While these strategies vary greatly they all embrace three broad goals, or what SARE calls the 3 Pillars of Sustainability:

• Profit over the long term
• Stewardship of our nation's land, air and water
• Quality of life for farmers, ranchers and their communities

There are almost as many ways to reach these goals as there are farms and ranches in America.

To learn more, check out the award-winning What is Sustainable Agriculture?.

Find recorded broadcasts, speaker presentations and formal outcomes (when available) from the National Conference on Cover Crops and Soil Health, held Feb. 17-19 in Omaha, Neb. more

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2013/2014 Report from the Field

This edition includes profiles from around the country on cover crops, conservation tillage, nutrient... more

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State-by-state summaries, lists and profiles of the SARE grants portfolio.

 

From the Field

Dakota Farmer's Success Catches On

Dan Forgey uses no-till, cover crops and crop rotations to build soil health, manage weeds and maximize... more