The module provides a comprehensive estimate of a farm’s GHG emissions and energy use, which allows farmers to gauge their carbon footprint, identify areas for improvement, explore new practices, track performance and reduce costs.
May 17, 2019
General Mills, Minneapolis, and Foremost Farms USA, Baraboo, Wis., collaborated on a 3-year pilot program that produced a combined 11% reduction in greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions for 16 dairy farmers in Michigan.
The partnership will provide Smithfield with long-term renewable energy for its agricultural operations and contribute to its goal to reduce greenhouse gas emissions 25% by 2025.
March 20, 2019
Smithfield Foods, Inc., Smithfield, Va., signed an agreement with United Wind, a Brooklyn, N.Y.-based distributed wind energy developer, to power dozens of Smithfield hog farms in Colorado with on-site wind energy.
In 2018, 115 organizations wielding a combined purchasing power in excess of $3.3 trillion requested environmental information from 5,500-plus of their key suppliers.
February 8, 2019
With greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in supply chains on average 5.5 times those of company’s direct operations, a new report from CDP, New York, reveals a step-change in corporate awareness and action on environmental impacts within the supply chain in the last decade.
The LivingCube system boasts 12 mechanized growing, germination and irrigation machines, each built inside proprietary insulated 40-foot stainless-steel growing chambers.
January 30, 2019
DelFrescoPure, Canada, partnered with and CubicFarms, Canada, to develop LivingCube, a system of automated vertical farming growing machines that continuously produce living lettuce, living basil and micro-greens year-round.
The experiment leveraged remote sensing of ammonia by the hyperspectral remote sensing imager, Mako, to make maps of ammonia.
August 2, 2018
A recent NASA-supported study released by Bubbleology Research International (BRI), Goleta, Calif., combined remote sensing with advanced mobile analyzers to understand how differing husbandry practices vary within dairies, between dairies and between regions.
Smithfield Renewables will ensure the company meets its environmental commitments.
October 12, 2017
Smithfield Foods, Inc., Smithfield, Va., launched Smithfield Renewables, a new platform within the organization that will unify, lead and accelerate the company's carbon reduction and renewable energy efforts.