Farm Journal Issues
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.
A two-headed consumer strolls today’s grocery stores, confusing producers and retailers. One day a consumer searches for local and organic products.
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
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
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.
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.
“It’s the chicken or the egg. Money drives conservation on my farm, or maybe conservation drives money,” says producer Tommy Young.
Just 18 miles south of Waterloo, Iowa, and just north of Cedar Rapids, Jack Boyer’s farm eventually drains into the Cedar River.
Seven years ago, the team at RCR Partnership sharpened its focus on water quality with cover crops, variable-rate fertilizer and nutrient stewardship.
The following eight agricultural organizations have made sustainability and conservation practices, that steward both soil and water, a cornerstone of their respective industries.
Consumers continue to crave more information about how their food is produced. As such, livestock production practices can be caught in the spotlight.
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.
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
Care for soil, water and air is at the heart of every farm operation.