Bee health is getting the buzz it deserves with a new vaccine to fight American foulbrood, a fatal bacterial disease that is decimating bee populations across the country. The first-ever USDA approved vaccine for insects, along with improved, holistic ecosystem management practices, are showing promise for protecting and rebuilding the population of these important pollinators.
Apr 12, 2023
Improved water infiltration lessens the dependence on additional irrigation, preserving fresh water sources for critically-needed drinking water. At the same time, we see decreased run-off and erosion, keeping rivers, lakes, and other bodies of water cleaner.
As we collectively asses water risks and their role in supply chain resilience, geographically-specific interventions to improve water infiltration are critical.
Mar 22, 2023
News headlines tell us of rising food costs and shortages, rising global temperatures, changing weather patterns, biodiversity loss, depleted soil, and clean water shortages.
But today, on National Ag Day, we want to share a different headline:
Agriculture is part of the solution.
Mar 21, 2023
As we seek new ways to mitigate atmospheric changes, biochar presents a promising proposition – especially in agriculture communities that can use it as a soil amendment to contribute to soil health. As the availability and accessibility of biochar has increased in recent years, many farmers have seen increased yields, coupled with a decreased need for synthetic inputs – all thanks to biochar applications.
Mar 1, 2023
In late 2015, many governments adopted the Paris Agreement – a legally binding, international treaty on greenhouse gas emissions. Since then, corporations and NGOS have joined governments to develop targets and strategies to limit environmental impacts. Now several years into the treaty, recent articles and analyses indicate that, collectively, we aren’t on track to make the changes needed.
AgSpire's Director of Carbon and Ecosystem Markets, Zach Pinto, shares how to strengthen your sustainability strategy and make progress toward these goals.
Feb 22, 2023