April 20, 2009

Study says farmers are widely adopting sustainable practices

Rabobank released a study today that says nearly 70 percent of U.S. farmers and ranchers it surveyed have taken steps toward implementing sustainable agricultural practices.

"Sustainability is an increasing priority among consumers as well as for many areas of industry and commerce, and this survey shows that U.S. farmers and ranchers share that view," said John Ryan, president and CEO for Rabo AgriFinance. "Sustainable agricultural practices are the cornerstone of long-term strategy for success."

According to the survey, three out of every four U.S. farmers are aware of sustainable practices, and most have used direct seeding, minimized the use of chemicals or employed crop rotation.

For the news release on the study, click here.

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