FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
February 29, 2016
Contact: Andrew Jerome, 202-314-3106
WASHINGTON (February 29, 2016) – Recognizing the importance of agriculture sustainability for farmers, ranchers and rural communities, the National Farmers Union (NFU) announced today they have joined Field to Market: The Alliance for Sustainable Agriculture. Working together with grower organizations, academia, conservation groups, public sector partners and leading companies represented in the Alliance, NFU will engage in this leading multi-stakeholder initiative that is working to unite the agricultural supply chain in defining, measuring and advancing the sustainability of agriculture production in the United States.
“For the 200,000 family farm and ranch members of NFU, sustainability is essential to producing food, fiber and fuel for the world’s consumers. Field to Market’s collaborative approach to science-based sustainable agriculture programs and communications aligns with our objectives as a farmer-led organization,” NFU President Roger Johnson stated. “As a member of Field to Market, I am pleased to unite with our new partners to achieve the common goals of production efficiency, environmental quality and food security.”
Representing stakeholders from across the U.S. food and agricultural supply chain, Field to Market provides a platform to benchmark sustainability performance, catalyze continuous improvement and enable supply chain sustainability claims. Specifically, Field to Market provides measurement tools and resources that allow growers and the supply chain to track and promote continuous improvement.
“We are pleased to welcome the National Farmers Union to Field to Market,” said Rod Snyder, president of Field to Market. “We look forward to working together to help farmers evaluate and improve their sustainability and to better communicate their progress to the supply chain consumers.”
To learn more about Field to Market and its members, visit www.fieldtomarket.org.
National Farmers Union has been working since 1902 to protect and enhance the economic well-being and quality of life for family farmers, ranchers and rural communities through advocating grassroots-driven policy positions adopted by its membership.