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  • Oct 9, 2015

    Invest in soil biology 2

    I recently spent two great days at a USDA workshop in Washington, D.C. How could that be fun, right? It was great because of thoughtful discussion and debate by many bright minds all focused on finding ways to get more farmers and landowners involved in the long-term value of soil health....More
  • Sep. 15, 2015

    Will you seed cover crops this year? 9

    Cover crops are gaining in usage across the Corn Belt. We'd like to know, do you plan to plant cover crops this fall? If so, on how many acres of your row-crop fields? Or, perhaps you won't plant any at all. Take our latest poll and let us know. Feel free to leave a comment with your location and planned cover crop acreage....More
  • Jul 23, 2015
    press release

    Bayer CropScience and Ernst Conservation Seeds Partner to Create Pollinator Habitat

    RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C. (July 9, 2015) – As part of its ongoing commitment to honey bee health, Bayer CropScience has partnered with Ernst Conservation Seeds to provide bulk seed to individuals and organizations that have pledged to become Feed a Bee partners and dedicate land to the establishment of pollinator habitat....More
  • Jul 23, 2015
    press release

    National Council of Farmer Cooperatives Joins Field to Market

    WASHINGTON, DC, JULY 14, 2015 — The National Council of Farmer Cooperatives announced today that it has joined Field to Market: The Alliance for Sustainable Agriculture, a multi-stakeholder initiative working to unite the agricultural supply chain in defining, measuring and advancing the sustainability of food, fiber and fuel production....More
  • Jul 20, 2015
    press release

    Don’t Waste Your Plant Stubble: Treasure It!

    Justin, TX (June 2015) – The best way manage post-harvest plant debris is an ongoing dilemma. None of the historical approaches (controlled burns, bailing, and tillage) allow the nutrients of the fodder to be returned to the soil for future use. Controlled burns wreak environmental havoc on air quality. Smoke from burning straw contributes to increased carbon dioxide levels in the atmosphere which may affect greenhouse gas buildup....More
  • Jul 20, 2015
    press release

    UW Discovery Farms to track sediment and nutrient loss on grain farms

    PIGEON FALLS, WI; June 30th, 2015 - After 12 years of monitoring water quality on farms with manure applied to forage crops, the UW Discovery Farms® Program is adding a grain based farm. The Roger Rebout and Sons Farm, a 3,000 acre cash grain operation, is the first of several new core farms in Rock County, Wisconsin....More
  • Jul 17, 2015

    Now is the time to be sustainable 1

    These days, more than ever, farmers are being held accountable, and even scrutinized, for their sustainable and conservation efforts. Strip-till, cover crops, water quality, drainage management, soil health and more are at the forefront of the forward-thinking farmers across the U.S....More

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