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User Picture Brian Dougherty
  • 610
  • Dubuque, IA

Getting more conservation on the ground with conservation agronomists

 
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Check out the latest Engineering Your Farm podcast on getting more conservation on the ground with conservation agronomists Zach Timm and Ruth McCabe. We talk cover crops, edge-of-field conservation practices, getting funding for conservation, the future of conservation agronomy…

Aidan McDonald
  • 60
  • Parmer County, Texas

Agrivoltaics Startup

 
    • 6
    • votes

I have recently been contacted by a friend who has come up with an agrivoltaics startup. He was asking for my advice and questions that I had about the startup. I believe that the system could work well with staple crops such as corn and soybeans. I was wondering if anyone agree…

User Picture Paul Carter
  • 2310
  • Polk County, Iowa

How much tillage is needed this fall? Is tillage needed this fall?

 
    • 3
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At 10 p.m. this past Monday night while headed south in northern Iowa on the freeway I noticed a farmer doing what appeared to be chisel plow tillage after corn harvest in the dark by tractor light. I wondered about the purpose and the urgency on October 11 of this tillage opera…

User Picture Sean McMahon
  • 3465
  • Dallas County, Iowa
User Picture Travis Martin
  • 390
  • Indiana

Farmers getting denied...?

 
    • 6
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Took this from this morning's Magnetic Ag newsletter:

 

Conservation programs to help farmers protect the soil, air, water, and wildlife on their land exist: but new data shows they’re pretty darn picky.

A closer look: Between 2010 and 2020, 31% of farmers who applied to the En…

User Picture Sean McMahon
  • 3465
  • Dallas County, Iowa

Fertilizer Management in a Drought - New Research Offers Insights for Saving Money and Improving Water Quality

 
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The Big Show | iHeartRadio

Click the link above to hear a special broadcast on The Big Show today regarding the importance of fertilizer management in a drought. Today's broadcast was sponsored by the Iowa Agriculture Water Alliance (IAWA) and  the 4R Plus initiative and feature…

User Picture Paul Carter
  • 2310
  • Polk County, Iowa

Controlling weeds requires balance and technology helps

 
    • 4
    • votes

Here is a compelling article written by a farmer friend in Wisconsin named Nancy Kavazanjian -- addressed to a non-farmer audience -- to help with public understanding on how growers of today and tomorrow are using innovative tools to control weeds in a way that protects the env…

User Picture Jaci Hickey
  • 360
  • Oklahoma

Conservation Reserve Program

 
    • 4
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Last night as I checked the mail I noticed a letter from our local USDA office. Our home and land was purchased on a FSA Young Farmers Loan through the USDA office, so I pay attention to USDA mail. 

My dad had told me about the CRP loan, but I assumed we missed the enrollment. B…

User Picture Jaci Hickey
  • 360
  • Oklahoma

Resources and the significance Oklahoma Wind

 
    • 5
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As I listen to the Oklahoma wind gust outside I think of its significance. 

Oklahoma is known for its windy days, and us Okies have gotten smart about how we use this free resource.

Four years ago my family moved into an abandoned ranch house. Wind pumps scattered the land and I…

User Picture Doug Edge
  • 380
  • Pendleton, Indiana

Participation in Carbon Markets

 
    • 8
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Farm Journal’s August 2021 Carbon Survey found that 3.32% of respondents were participating in an non-governmental carbon market, up from an Ag Barometer last spring where only 1% of farmers had entered into a contract. And 55% of survey respondents said that they plan on joinin…