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American Farmland Trust launches Farmer Relief Fund

April 1, 2020 11:00 am The coronavirus pandemic is impacting businesses that rely on direct contact with their customers, including farmers and ranchers that primarily sell their products through farmers markets and to restaurants, schools, and other institutions. AFT’s Farmer Relief Fund will award farmers with cash grants of up to $1,000 each to help them weather the current storm of market disruptions caused by the coronavirus crisis. Read more.

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New herbicide options for 2020

April 1, 2020 8:24 am Farmers will have more choices when it comes to combating weeds during the growing season. “It is all about providing that season-long residual control for hard to manage weeds,” says Joe Short, marketing manager for Valent USA. His company, along with others, launched new products during this year’s Commodity Classic in San Antonio, Texas, to help farmers create weed-free fields from planting to harvest. Read more. 

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Is a single species or multi-species cover crop better?

March 27, 2020 8:51 am Cover crops are a great conservation practice that can provide benefits to your farm’s nutrient management, soil health and erosion goals. When deciding what species to select, it is important to have your cover crop goal in mind, meaning the benefit you would like that cover crop to provide. Read more.

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[Video] Using Cover Crops as Forages

March 27, 2020 8:48 am T.J. Kartes, salesman with Saddle Butte Ag, shares information on digestibility testing cover crops, using inoculants on cover crops and balancing temperature and hours of sunlight to get maximum cover crop growth. Watch here.

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