Supply Chain: Page 2


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    SBTi walks back carbon offset policy changes after staff backlash

    The Science Based Targets initiative backtracked on expanding the use of environmental offsets in corporate scope 3 plans after staff called for the CEO’s resignation.

    By Lamar Johnson • April 22, 2024
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    Del Monte Foods reports emissions reduction, sets net-zero goal for 2050

    The food producer and distributor has expanded regenerative agriculture practices and lowered its fertilizer use through advancements in seed breeding.

    By Zoya Mirza • April 19, 2024
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    Trendline

    Top 5 stories from Agriculture Dive

    As the sector anxiously awaits a farm bill, producers are expected to take advantage of new opportunities in renewable energy and regenerative agriculture.

    By Agriculture Dive staff
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    USDA predicts lower crop prices for key commodities in 2024

    Reduced returns for corn and soybeans come as the department predicts higher prices for cattle and poultry.

    By April 16, 2024
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    New WIC rules provide families with more money for fruits and vegetables

    The changes, meant to align with dietary guidance from nutrition groups, reduces allotments for dairy, drawing pushback from the sector.

    By April 10, 2024
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    Retrieved from U.S. Army on April 05, 2024
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    Baltimore port channel set to fully reopen by end of May

    The Army Corps of Engineers is working to open a temporary channel for auto and farm equipment shipments.

    By Alejandra Salgado • April 9, 2024
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    Deep Dive

    How a new wave of clean fuels bills could spur a biogas boom

    New Mexico just became the fourth state to enact a program, which has the potential to give biogas projects from landfills and on-farm digesters a boost. Could more states soon follow?

    By Jacob Wallace • April 3, 2024
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    At the Panama Canal: Booking slots open up at a waterway on the mend

    The canal authority increased daily booking slots to 27, improving efficiencies for ships carrying corn, soybeans and other agricultural products.

    By Shefali Kapadia • April 1, 2024
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    Dole calls off sale of fresh vegetables division amid DOJ opposition

    The Justice Department said the $293 million cash deal with Fresh Express, announced in January 2023, would have reduced competition and led to higher prices.

    By Christopher Doering • March 28, 2024
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    Chick-fil-A to drop ‘no antibiotics ever’ policy on chicken

    Supply concerns are pushing the restaurant chain to relax its standards months after processor Tyson Foods backtracked on a similar pledge.

    By March 27, 2024
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    Corn growers disappointed in EPA vehicle emissions rule

    Farm groups say the agency’s focus on electric vehicles ignores the benefits of biofuels and will hurt rural communities.

    By Michael Brady , March 26, 2024
  • A farmer harvests soybeans on October, 2013 near Worthington, Minnesota.
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    Agtech promises to reduce farm emissions. But is the market ready?

    New innovations hold promise for businesses looking to meet sustainability goals. But farmers will need to get on board first.

    By March 25, 2024
  • Containers of Nestle hot chocolate mix are seen on a store shelf.
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    Nestlé launches pair of initiatives to decarbonize cocoa supply chain

    The global food company said its new projects aim to promote agroforestry and accelerate the transition to regenerative agriculture. 

    By Zoya Mirza • March 25, 2024
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    Bird flu identified in US livestock for first time

    The case, detected in a goat at a Minnesota farm, highlights "the possibility of the virus infecting other animals on farms with multiple species."

    By March 22, 2024
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    Walmart adds 3rd milk-processing facility to expand supply chain transparency

    The new owned-and-operated location will give the retailer control over its bottling and packaging process.

    By S.L. Fuller • March 22, 2024
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    China’s threat to US agriculture goes beyond farmland, lawmakers say

    With Congress looking to take on the world's largest commodity buyer, some warn of the potential impacts on trade relations.

    By March 21, 2024
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    Norfolk Southern, Florida East Coast Railway look to lure ag shippers with expanded intermodal service

    The railroads hope to eventually accommodate poultry producers and other customers moving goods between South Florida and Charlotte, North Carolina.

    By Larry Avila • March 20, 2024
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    Food companies see revenue boost from sustainable agriculture investments: study

    Businesses that transformed their supply chains due to pressures from regulators and consumers also saw a financial benefit, a Deloitte and NYU Stern Center for Sustainable Business survey showed.

    By March 20, 2024
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    Retrieved from U.S. Department of Energy on March 19, 2024
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    DOE estimates US can nearly double energy derived from waste

    A new report identifies major opportunities to capture biofuels from anaerobic digesters and agricultural residue. 

    By Jacob Wallace • March 20, 2024
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    Budweiser maker first to adopt new ‘US Farmed’ consumer label

    Anheuser-Busch will be a "first-mover" in an effort by the American Farmland Trust to highlight CPG products with ingredients primarily sourced from domestic farms.

    By March 19, 2024
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    Opinion

    Multiply partnerships to tackle food security this National Ag Day

    Farmers and food companies need to leverage their relationship to address one of the world’s most pressing problems, writes Tony Mellenthin, a Wisconsin soybean farmer.

    By Tony Mellenthin • March 19, 2024
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    Vanguard Renewables to build more dairy digesters in ‘aggressive growth’ strategy

    The anaerobic digestion company is plotting expansion "like an amoeba” thanks to the financial backing of BlackRock and its pipeline of more than 60 projects.

    By Jacob Wallace • March 18, 2024
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    What to watch as DOL’s independent contractor rule takes effect

    New regulations come as poultry processors begin to face employee classification lawsuits from their growers.

    By Ryan Golden • March 15, 2024
  • A pile of mangoes are stocked at a shop.
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    Avocado giant Mission Produce bets on mangoes to fuel growth

    The California-based producer has reinvested in areas to support sourcing of the popular tropical fruit, as sales grow for avocados and blueberries.

    By March 13, 2024
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    Unilever sets new climate goals to reduce agriculture emissions

    The consumer goods company said it plans to reduce scope 3 emissions from forest, land and agriculture by 30% before the end of the decade.

    By Zoya Mirza • March 13, 2024
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    US corn exports to Mexico expected to hit record high

    Sales are shifting away from China as drought conditions fuel import demand south of the border.

    By March 11, 2024