(Posted Wed. Jun 10th, 2015)
The National Corn Growers Association joined more than a dozen organizations and companies at the White House today to emphasize how the agricultural supply chain works together to advance sustainability and discuss how the federal government can help support this work.
As part of the White House Ag Sustainability Roundtable, Dr. Nick Goeser highlighted NCGA’s active participation in Field to Market and NCGA's administration of the Soil Health Partnership (SHP) – programs designed to document and demonstrate the value of best management systems for conservation and sustainability, and ultimately reduce the environmental impact of agriculture. As part of this commitment, the Soil Health Partnership will expand its SHP Demonstration Farm Network from 40 to 100 farms by 2018.
“Everyone across the ag supply chain has a role to play and a responsibility with conservation, but no one organization or company can do it alone,” said Goeser, who serves as director of SHP. “We all must work together to understand the environmental impact at each point in the supply chain and adopt the best systems to reduce our environmental footprint.”
The Roundtable included representatives from the White House Council for Environmental Quality, USDA, and one of the President’s top advisors on environmental issues.