Clinton Griffiths

Clinton Griffiths: Committed to Conservation

The lore of farming is often its intangibles: wide-open spaces, working with the land and a sense of freedom. The problem is, now more than ever, farmers face pressure from the general public
The Changing Landscape Of Agriculture

The Changing Landscape Of Agriculture

Your farm is at a critical crossroad. Demands from consumers, the government and supply chain are zeroing in on how you nurture your operation’s crops and livestock. Combine that with extreme weather
Which word best describes what you want a farmer to be?

Consumers Demand Sustainability

A two-headed consumer strolls today’s grocery stores, confusing producers and retailers. One day a consumer searches for local and organic products. The next week, that very same consumer chooses
Matt Lohr Family

Stewardship Champion: NRCS Chief Matt Lohr

This spring as farmers in the Mississippi Delta reeled from severe rains, Matt Lohr, chief of USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) spent time listening to their stories face to face
Agriculture Through the Voice of the Farmer

In Celebration of Food and Those Who Grow It

On July 26, 2019, in the shadow of concrete and steel at the heart our nation’s capital, more than 200 leaders representing USDA, EPA, conservation organizations, agribusinesses and food companies
Field Makeover Improves Soil Health and Profits

Field Makeover Improves Soil Health and Profits

Once upon a time there were two farms a mile apart. Both had the same silty clay loam and silt loam soils. Both used a corn/soybean rotation and no-till practices. However, Farm A had been no-tilled
Who is responsible for addressing soil and water conservation needs on the land you rent?

How to Have Conservation Conversations

Farmers want to reduce nutrient runoff, nurture soil and protect water, but there’s a giant rock in the stream of communication between tenants and their non-operator landowners. “Many farmers and non
Dollars and drops

Dollars and Drops

“It’s the chicken or the egg. Money drives conservation on my farm, or maybe conservation drives money,” says producer Tommy Young. “It doesn’t really matter to me because every day, I see irrigation

City Partners with Farmers for Water Quality

Just 18 miles south of Waterloo, Iowa, and just north of Cedar Rapids, Jack Boyer’s farm eventually drains into the Cedar River. It’s in one of nine priority watersheds in the Hawkeye State, where
Chad Gargas

Focus on Water Quality

Seven years ago, the team at RCR Partnership sharpened its focus on water quality with cover crops, variable-rate fertilizer and nutrient stewardship. That investment in conservation has paid off
Animal well being

Road Map for Animal Well-Being

Consumers continue to crave more information about how their food is produced. As such, livestock production practices can be caught in the spotlight. Most farmers say proper care of animals is part

Common Ground for Cattle and Wildlife

Headlines encouraging Americans to eat less red meat to help mitigate climate change are an attempt to seek a simple solution to a complex issue. That view overlooks the unique role cattle and other
Global Average Carbon Dioxide Concentration

New Paths To Farm Profitability

On the southern Great Plains, a dozen farmers and ranchers collectively are working 50,000 acres to resolve a question 30 years in the making: How can stewardship of soil, water, air and livestock
Trust In Food empowers resource stewardship

The Next Wave Of Conservation Agriculture

Care for soil, water and air is at the heart of every farm operation. Yet there are many ways to enhance the industry’s contributions to the environment, while increasing the financial and leadership