April 17, 2020 9:45 am Michigan State University Extension’s Farm Stress Program is now equipped to connect farmers experiencing stress and mental health issues with online counseling. Through this pilot project, MSU Extension can link farmers with a licensed mental health therapist via teletherapy. Read more.
April 17, 2020 9:43 am Achieving the transition from conventional to regenerative agriculture will require a major shift in the strategy and behavior of many of America’s two million farmers. For a farmer, farming for healthy soils, ecosystems, communities and climate conflicts at many points with conventional agriculture practice. Wider success comes only from the cumulative impact of individual farmers changing their on-farm practices, and resetting how they keep data, manage expenses, sell, and borrow. Read more.
April 17, 2020 9:35 am In many parts of the Midwest, spring is almost here. Some growers may be dealing with spring snowstorms, which will further push back planting season, but planting is on many farmers’ minds. How quickly the soil will warm up is a question that some growers may be asking. However, if you grow cover crops, your soil may be warmer than you think. Read more.
April 17, 2020 9:30 am Early weed and wheat growth from warm spring temperatures earlier this month will make these herbicide applications critical. While there are several herbicide options available for use in wheat, there are many factors growers should consider prior to deciding when to spray and what products to use. Read more.
April 15, 2020 9:14 am This season, 126 retailers participated in our survey, servicing over 8.7 million acres across the Midwest and East Coast. Their combined efforts retained an estimated 71 million pounds of nitrogen and seven million pounds of phosphorus on fields, positively affecting water quality throughout the Great Lakes and Mississippi River Basins. For the first time this year, the annual survey report incorporated the economic savings of these loss reductions per practice. Read more.
April 10, 2020 11:00 am To evaluate the state of Ohio’s agribusiness, the Ohio Farm Bureau has created a Farm, Food and Agribusiness Impact Survey. The goal of this survey is to gauge, in broader scope, the uncertainties and concerns being felt across Ohio agriculture. Read more.