The International Sustainability Standards Board (ISSB) has released a new set of standards to help reach their goal of developing a global baseline of sustainability disclosures that meet capital market needs. Senior Director of Client Relations, Sara Arsenault explains what that means for agriculture and food systems.
Jun 30, 2023
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
Born out of a passion for rural communities and positive land use practices, AgSpire has grown our staff, our services and offerings, our client portfolio, and our impact. The original staff members look back and share their reflections on the start of the company and the accomplishments of the last two years.
Jan 31, 2023
2022 was a year of growth at AgSpire.
Since our founding two years ago, our team has diligently worked to expand and amplify positive land use practices. We believe that agriculture-based solutions and land stewardship hold significant potential for the health of our planet. Soil health, water and air quality, biodiversity, wildlife and pollinator habitat, and bio sequestration of carbon are just a few of the many outcomes of positive land use practices resulting in shared societal benefits
Jan 2, 2023
AgSpire exists to advance adoption and implementation of climate-smart practices that benefit both the producer and corporations. These four new teammates, in roles such as Grazing and Rangeland Advisor and Senior Conservation Agronomist, expand AgSpire’s expertise in conservation practices, and their networks allow us to connect farmers using those practices to companies looking to meet their supply chain sustainability goals
Dec 21, 2022
Roots + Ruminants Podcast hosts Jared Knock and Justin Fruechte chat with guest Vivian Georgalas about upcoming new public and private programs that may be available for farmers to boost their income.
Dec 21, 2022