Thanks to all who helped spread the word, donated and shared our posts this Earth Day. Special thanks goes to our Certified Regenerative by AGW pilot farms who helped fundraise—we are so grateful for all that you’re doing to make this new program a success.
While Earth Day happens once a year, we know farming is, to quote a friend’s grandma, “daily.” We’re here with you for the long haul, singing loud and proud about the independent, sustainable farms restoring the earth, building soil, managing animals and feeding our communities.
Please find updates and resources from the AGW program below.
Can We Stop Blaming Cows Already?
You might have come across news or conversation about avoiding red meat because of climate change. Next time that happens, we’ve got some resources to help you set the record straight. AGW’s “Is Eating Meat Bad for the Planet” (free download here), Simon Fairlie’s “A Convenient Untruth” from our Sustainable Farming magazine, and our blogs, “Not All Beef Is Bad” and “Sustainability is Complex: There is No Single Diet Solution,” are great places to start to help clear up some of the misinformation about meat and climate change. Bottom line: high-welfare, pasture-based farming is an essential part of a sustainable food system, emissions sources matter, and when it comes to food, the system matters more than the product.
Featured Resource: Farm-to-Farm Sales
AGW’s Farm-to-Farm Sales is our space for AGW-certified farmers and ranchers to place advertisements for livestock, forage or feed, farm equipment—or even to lease pasture for grazing. The service is free and new entries are added regularly. Learn more and place an ad.
Featured Resource: Technical Advice Fact Sheet 21 – Weaning Age in Beef Cattle
This technical paper examines the impact of early weaning on calf and cow (including scientific evidence of stress and production issues), and the benefits of later weaning for both calf productivity and cow condition.
AGW in the News
Our farms and labels keep making the news! This past week, an article from The Washington Post encouraged readers to watch out for deceptive food labels and look for the “gold standard,” Certified Animal Welfare Approved by AGW.