The Case for Minimizing Food Waste | June Newsletter

Josh Kiman, June 22 2022

A mushrooming global food crisis makes it ever more urgent to tackle food waste head-on. COVID-related supply chain disruptions and inflation have been exacerbated by the war in Ukraine, which has triggered protectionist policies such as nationalistic food hoarding and skyrocketing food, energy, and fertilizer costs. Nearly 250 million people are...

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Nu Metric: An Assessment Tool for Social Return on Investment

Ashley Vajentic, June 13 2022

The Decency Foundation (TDF) and Vantage Research announce a joint project to advance TDF’s Nu Metric assessment of environmental and social performance, initially tested on dairy farms. The project will explore farm-level operational dynamics across a range of categories measuring ecology, employee well-being, sustainable operations and supply cha...

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Financing Regenerative Agriculture | May Newsletter

Josh Kiman, May 30 2022

The average farmer loses money, is indebted, and has extremely limited access to capital. Without farm profitability, farmers cannot devote adequate resources or attention to soil, animal, and ecosystem health. As more consumers, investors, and entrepreneurs push for regenerative agriculture, it is essential to consider the best financing mechani...

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The Hun-Val Dairy Farm Pilot Project | April Newsletter

Ashley Vajentic, April 28 2022

The Decency Foundation is honored to have Hun-Val Dairy Farm as our pilot project. This first venture brings to life our mission of driving farm profitability through financial and technical assistance, on-farm processing, regenerative practices, and a focus on local communities.

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The Power of Vertical Integration: Spotlight On Double Brook Farm and the Hun-Val Dairy Pilot Project

Josh Kiman, March 28 2022

Many businesses dream of vertical integration to maximize control and efficiencies, cut costs, improve quality, and boost profitability. Yet it remains exceedingly rare because of the substantial up-front costs and the time, tenacity, and vision necessary to achieve that goal. Regenerative agriculture evangelists are likely familiar with pioneer W...

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How Our Broken Food System Drives Chronic Disease - March Newsletter

Josh Kiman, March 22 2022

This newsletter provides interesting insights about our broken food system and directs you to our favorite resources, farmers, doctors, thinkers, and organizations. We hope you enjoy the content. ________________________________________________________________________________________

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A DECENT READ PART 3: Livable Wages

Rebecca Tham, Staff Writer, October 29 2021

The Decency Foundation cares deeply about treating land, animals, others and ourselves with upmost decency. This includes ensuring that the people we work with making a decent living. Before our current venture, Nu.Ag, our pilot project was Working Meals, a campaign that provided meals to furloughed restaurant workers and frontline healthcare worke...

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Founder's Focus: Jeff Garson

Rebecca Tham, Staff Writer, October 4 2021

One of our co-founders, Jeff Garson, has been hard at work promoting his book, Radical Decency: A Values-Based Approach to a Better Life and World. The concept of radical decency emphasizes how important it is to be decent to yourself, others and the world and how to actively practice it. When it comes to The Decency Foundation, we are practicing t...

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A DECENT READ PART 2: Soil Health & Regenerative Agriculture

Rebecca Tham, Staff Writer, September 10 2021

Welcome to the second week of A Decent Read! This week, we wanted to highlight some resources we’ve related to soil health. The Decency Foundation is dedicated to taking great care of the land we farm.  We believe DECENCY is rooted in the land from which we are nourished. Though farmers working in agriculture know about the importance of healthy so...

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A DECENT READ

Rebecca Tham, Staff Writer, August 30 2021

The Decency Foundation is introducing a new series called A Decent Read, in which we will share some of the books, podcasts, articles, and other media that relate to our foundation’s focus. Our team is constantly educating ourselves on numerous topics, ranging from sustainable agriculture practices, food security, nutrition, and what it means to ru...

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