Sustainable Agriculture: The Growth in Popularity and Our Efforts

Consumers are becoming more conscious of where their food comes from and how it is produced, leading to a greater demand for sustainably produced goods. Concerns about food safety and environmental sustainability have driven the popularity of organic, locally grown, and fair-trade products as people become more aware of their carbon footprint. 

One of the critical reasons for the growing popularity of sustainability in agriculture is the increasing recognition of the negative impacts of conventional farming methods, such as greenhouse emissions. According to the Environmental Defense Fund, U.S. agriculture can cut annual emissions by 23%. 

B&W Quality Growers has been farming responsibly since 1870, and as the world continues to change, our sustainability practices must reflect this paralleled growth. Some of the ways we grow sustainably include:

Technology plays a pivotal role in our ability to lean into more sustainable practices. VP of Farming Operations Cesar Rosero said, “The planet is changing faster than ever before, bringing a new set of challenges with it. We need to be able to keep up.” 

Sustainability in agriculture has become a widely discussed topic in recent years as people have become more aware of the impact of conventional farming practices on the environment, society, and economy. The concept of sustainability in agriculture revolves around meeting the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs. Promoting sustainability in agriculture can help ensure a more resilient and healthy food system for current and future generations.

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Author: Hailey Dolan is a marketing and communications professional with a passion for storytelling.


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