Tag Archives: Agriculture

Balancing California’s Water Future

A Vital Resource California’s groundwater – a critical resource in times of drought – is disappearing faster than we’re replenishing it. Our underground savings accounts are tapped, and we face a host of challenges like land subsidence, storage capacity loss and, most importantly, a dwindling water supply for California’s dry times. To address groundwater reliability,…

Scaling Innovation and Environmental Wins: Sustainable Conservation Partnership Receives 2020 U.S. Dairy Sustainability Award

This Earth Day, we celebrated 50 years of conservation consciousness at home – and today we’re celebrating all our work in the field! We’re pleased to announce that Sustainable Conservation, Netafim USA, Western United Dairies, De Jager Dairy and Michael McRee Dairy were honored with the 2020 U.S. Dairy Sustainability Award for Outstanding Community Contribution…

2019 World Ag Expo Highlights

We’re drawing back the curtain just a little bit this week to talk about the fun we had with our staff and partners at the 2019 World Ag Expo. The Expo takes place in Tulare, CA and hosts over 100,000 participants each year – from producers and growers to industry groups, equipment vendors, state agencies…

Dairy Summit Showcases Environmental Progress, Challenges

A Path Forward, Together Farmers, trade groups, state agencies, academics and Sustainable Conservation staff filled the sold-out, inaugural California Dairy Sustainability Summit in Sacramento last week to showcase how the Golden State’s dairy industry is moving the needle on sustainability. Critical issues like conserving water, protecting air quality and water, boosting renewable energy and reducing…

Lundberg Family Farms Receives 2018 CA Leopold Conservation Award

The votes have been tallied, and thanks to our esteemed panel of judges, we’re pleased to announce that this year’s California Leopold Conservation Award recipient is Lundberg Family Farms. Pioneering Excellence Begun in 1937, Lundberg Family Farms is a multi-generation organic rice farm and innovative rice products processor. The family’s proven commitment to sustainable farming…

C. Jeff Thomson, International Named 2017 Recipient of the California Leopold Conservation Award

Co-sponsored by Sand County Foundation, the California Farm Bureau Federation and Sustainable Conservation, the Leopold Conservation Award honors extraordinary landowner achievement in the voluntary stewardship and management of natural resources. We’re proud to announce C. Jeff Thomson International as the 2017 recipient of the prestigious California Leopold Conservation Award®. The award was presented posthumously to Mr. Thomson’s family…