Pipeline Foods Launches Sustainability Program

Pipeline Foods, the first U.S.-based supply chain solutions company focused exclusively on non-GMO, organic, and regenerative food and feed, has announced the rollout of its corporate sustainability program, known as IMPACT. As part of the rollout, Pipeline Foods has published baseline metrics to kick off ongoing sustainability reporting.

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Into the Weeds, Season 2, Episode 1: On the Farm - Charlie Johnson, South Dakota

When his dad transitioned the family farm, near Madison, SD to organic in 1976, Charlie was just getting out of high school. As Charlie puts it, “There was no textbook. There was no manual. There were no organic premiums, there was no market. We basically did it for the philosophy of it.” Over the years, as their farm has grown to 2,500 acres, Charlie and his family have seen the industry grow and change and have successfully ridden the wave. It hasn’t been without its challenges though: Charlie suffered pesticide drift damage six times in eight years. Today we hear Charlie’s story, get some great advice, and dig into his experiences with drift, how he’s dealt with it, and cover what you need to know to avoid, or react to drift events.


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Into the Weeds, Episode 8: Answering your questions with Pipeline Foods grain buyers

In this episode of Into The Weeds, Pipeline Foods' Erin Heitkamp guest-hosts and explores trends in the world of farmland investing and management with Steve Bruere and Dave Muth of Peoples Company. Together, they discuss the consumer and regulatory drivers to focus on longer-term land values and environmental returns, support for new farmers entering the space, and where organic fits in the larger scheme of things.


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Into the Weeds, Episode 7: An exploration of farmland investing and management

In this episode of Into The Weeds, Pipeline Foods' Erin Heitkamp guest-hosts and explores trends in the world of farmland investing and management with Steve Bruere and Dave Muth of Peoples Company. Together, they discuss the consumer and regulatory drivers to focus on longer-term land values and environmental returns, support for new farmers entering the space, and where organic fits in the larger scheme of things.


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Into the Weeds, Episode 6: A conversation with an organic farmer/conventional agronomist

Will Glazik is a bridge-builder. He has one foot in the organic world, being raised on a diverse organic grain and livestock farm where he learned the value of rotation as well as how to use cover crops. His other foot is in the conventional world, working as an agronomist for BCS, a soil testing lab and full-service retail operation in Illinois. Will received his B.S. in Crop Science from the University of Illinois and is a Certified Crop Consultant (CCA) - 4R NMS. He’s spent the last few years building both his conventional and organic consulting base and is able to take lessons from each system and apply it to the other. If he wasn’t busy enough already, he also manages the IDEA Farm Network, a farmer-led learning community that meets in-person and through an online listserv. In all his spare time, he also runs a distillery/brewery with his brothers called Silver Tree Beer and Spirits. Today we talk about a few misconceptions about organic farming and how Will addresses them in his work. We also continue to discuss the challenges we all face relating to tillage, weed control, and fertility. If you have follow-up questions or would like to be added to the IDEA Network Listserv, get in touch with Will directly at w.glazik@gmail.com.

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