Multimedia Library - Gallery en Trends in federal conservation spending <div class="node-body gallery-body"><p>The new 2014 Farm Bill substantially streamlines the number of conservation programs and moderately reduces overall conservation funding by 6.5% from the existing 10-year baseline budget over 2014-2023. Many of the cuts are slated for 2018-2023.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Conservation Issues USDA Thu, 10 Jul 2014 18:01:00 +0000 92001 at USDA weather update, July 1: Flooding hampers fieldwork; growing conditions remain favorable <div class="field-byline"> Source: USDA </div> <div class="node-body gallery-body"><p>Pounding rains continued to hamper fieldwork and spark local flooding across portions of the Plains, Midwest and South, although overall growing conditions remained mostly favorable for summer crops. Weekly rainfall amounts in excess of 4 inches were scattered across all three regions, boosting month-to-date totals to 10 inches or more in several locations. </p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Corn Soybeans Weather Thu, 03 Jul 2014 17:22:00 +0000 91931 at USDA Weekly weather update, June 24: More rain, more flooding, less drought, less fieldwork <div class="field-byline"> Source: USDA </div> <div class="node-body gallery-body"><p>Rain intensified across the Upper Midwest, erasing vestiges of drought but halting fieldwork and triggering lowland flooding. Weekly totals of at least 4-8 inches were common across southern Minnesota, northern Iowa and parts of neighboring states, sending rivers out of their banks and in some cases to record-high levels.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Issues Weather Fri, 27 Jun 2014 12:27:00 +0000 91811 at Signs of nutrient deficiency in corn, soybeans <div class="field-byline"> Source: PotashCorp eKonomics </div> <div class="node-body gallery-body"><p>Nutrient deficiency in corn or soybeans can be seen just by looking at the plant. Problems in the upper and lower canopy can signify micro and macronutrient deficiencies, respectively. Discoloration can mean a shortage in potassium or nitrogen and stunted plant growth can also signify a nutrient shortage.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Corn Fertilizer Soybeans Nitrogen Potassium Fri, 20 Jun 2014 14:28:00 +0000 91711 at GMO myths and misinformation <div class="field-byline"> Source: GMO Answers </div> <div class="node-body gallery-body"><p>GMO Answers is busting GMO myths and misinformation, helping consumers learn what is, and what isn't, a GMO, and providing answers to your GMO questions. These images help dispell some of the myths and misinformation, and you can learn more about GMOS at</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Corn Issues Soybeans GMO Thu, 19 Jun 2014 14:59:00 +0000 91691 at Consumers interested in, supportive and understanding of GMOs <div class="field-byline"> Source: Charleston|Orwig </div> <div class="node-body gallery-body"><p>In its fourth-annual research project focused on consumers and food, Charleston|Orwig uncovered ample opportunities for companies across the food system to engage with consumers. Results showed that consumers want to know how genetically modified organisms (GMOs) affect health—theirs and their family’s—and are less concerned with political or moral issues surrounding GMOs.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Corn Issues Soybeans GMO Thu, 12 Jun 2014 19:46:00 +0000 91521 at USDA weekly weather update, June 10: More rain, warmer temperatures <div class="field-byline"> Source: USDA </div> <div class="node-body gallery-body"><p>Prior to the arrival of heavy rain across the southern Plains, multiple rounds of heavy showers and locally severe thunderstorms crossed the central Plains, Midsouth, and Midwest. Weekly rainfall totaled 4 inches or more in numerous locations across the central and southern Plains, Tennessee Valley, and southwestern Corn Belt.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Corn Issues Soybeans corn production soybean production Weather Wed, 11 Jun 2014 20:49:00 +0000 91511 at Pesticide, herbicide use in U.S. agriculture, 1960-2008 <div class="field-byline"> Source: Fernandez-Cornejo, Jorge, Richard Nehring, Craig Osteen, Seth Wechsler, Andrew Martin, and Alex Vialou. Pesticide Use in U.S. Agriculture: 21 Selected Crops, 1960-2008, EIB-124, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Economic Research Service, May 2014 </div> <div class="node-body gallery-body"><p>The USDA Economic Research Service released finding from a pesticide use study. Over the last five decades, pesticide use on corn, soybeans and other crops, as well as active ingredients, has changed dramatically in U.S. agriculture, including herbicide and insecticide use.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Crop Chemicals Herbicides Pesticides Thu, 05 Jun 2014 15:46:00 +0000 91381 at Soybean, corn seedlings <div class="node-body gallery-body"><p>These soybean and corn seedling photos were taken by CSD Digital Editor Jen Koukol in Nicollet County, Minn. The emerging soybeans were planted into a minimum-till field with corn residue. </p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Corn Soybeans soybean production Wed, 04 Jun 2014 17:12:00 +0000 91371 at Agriculture conservation practices preserve water, soil, energy <div class="field-byline"> Source: USDA </div> <div class="node-body gallery-body"><p>For years, farmers have been leveraging the collective power of research and promotion programs to invest in research that improves on-farm practices through both innovation and conservation. Their efforts, with oversight from USDA’s Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS), has resulted in significant water and soil conservation, safeguarding our land for future generations.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Conservation Conservation Fri, 30 May 2014 15:29:00 +0000 91261 at