Oklahoma Farm Report masthead graphic with wheat on the left and cattle on the right.
Howdy Neighbors!
Ron Hays, Director of Farm and Ranch Programming, Radio Oklahoma Ag Network  |  2401 Exchange Ave, Suite F, Oklahoma City, Ok 73108  |  (405) 601-9211

advertisements
   
   
   
    
   
   
   
   
   
   
   

Agricultural News


Report Shows Solid Environmental Achievements and a Greater Focus on Supply Chain Sustainability

Wed, 29 Jun 2016 23:25:25 CDT

Report Shows Solid Environmental Achievements and a Greater Focus on Supply Chain Sustainability Following the first installment of Smithfield Foods’ 2015 Sustainability & Financial Report, the report’s Environment section is now available. This section highlights environmental goals and practices that improve Smithfield’s performance while promoting supply chain efficiency.




This year’s report shows solid improvements in reducing our natural resource demand and our leadership in advancing sustainable farming practices.



These highlights include:


- Surpassing our normalized greenhouse gas (GHG) reduction target and nearly meeting our energy use reduction target four years ahead of our 2020 deadline.


- Reduced our normalized water use by 2.6 percent due in part to several new water management projects implemented at facilities and farms.


- Achieving zero-waste-to-landfill status at two additional facilities, bringing the total to six.


- Reducing our normalized solid waste generation, despite an increase in production in 2015.


- Expanding our collaboration with the Environmental Defense Fund (EDF) to establish fertilizer optimization and conservation practices on grain farms supplying feed for our animals.


- Teaming with U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to launch the agency’s Nutrient Recycling Challenge, a competition to develop affordable technologies that recycle nutrients from livestock manure.



   

 

WebReadyTM Powered by WireReady® NSI

 


Top Agricultural News

  • Superior Livestock Auction Recaps their January 23rd Video Auction Along with their Top Selling Lots  Sat, 25 Jan 2020 11:28:19 CST
  • Oklahoma Grain Elevator Cash Bids as of 2:00 p.m. Friday, January 24, 2020  Sat, 25 Jan 2020 11:23:33 CST
  • Friday, January 24, 2020 Market Wrap-Up with Justin Lewis  Fri, 24 Jan 2020 15:03:25 CST
  • NRCS Reminds Producers of Advance Payment Option  Fri, 24 Jan 2020 12:52:22 CST
  • Oklahoma Cattlemen's Association is Thankful for the Clarity of the New Water Rule  Fri, 24 Jan 2020 12:33:25 CST
  • Annual Cotton Seed Meeting Tuesday, Feb 4, 2020  Fri, 24 Jan 2020 11:34:24 CST
  • Cotton Economist, Dr. John Robinson talks Uncertainties for this years Crop  Fri, 24 Jan 2020 11:23:52 CST
  • More Widespread Support for EPA and Army's Navigable Waters Protection Rule - A New Definition of WOTUS  Fri, 24 Jan 2020 12:44:22 CST

  • More Headlines...

       

    Ron salutes our daily email sponsors!

    Oklahoma City Farm Show KIS FUTURES, INC. Oklahoma Ag Credit Oklahoma Farm Bureau National Livestock Credit Ag Mediation Program P&K Equipment AFR Insurance Stillwater Milling Oklahoma Cattlemen's Association

    Our Road to Rural Prosperity sponsors!

    Banc First OPSRC ORWA TPAOO TPAOO

    Search OklahomaFarmReport.com


       
       
    © 2008-2020 Oklahoma Farm Report
    Email Ron   |   Newsletter Signup   |    Current Spots   |    Program Links

    WebReady powered by WireReady® Inc.