May 22, 2020 10:05 am As corn starts to emerge amid cool and wet soil conditions, the potential for nutrient deficiencies is high. Proper diagnosis is the important first step to management. Next is deciding how to manage those deficiencies once they’re started. Here’s a look at four key nutrient deficiencies for the early season and what to do when you spot them. Read more.
May 21, 2020 9:40 am U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue announced details of the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP), which will provide up to $16 billion in direct payments to deliver relief to America’s farmers and ranchers impacted by the coronavirus pandemic. In addition to this direct support to farmers and ranchers, USDA’s Farmers to Families Food Box program is partnering with regional and local distributors, whose workforces have been significantly impacted by the closure of many restaurants, hotels, and other…
May 13, 2020 9:20 am A new video series from NRCS and farmers.gov, Conservation at Work, presents short and easy to understand videos about popular conservation practices. The videos feature farmers explaining how an individual practice helps their land and why they are using it. Read more.
May 12, 2020 10:52am In addition to pesticide compliance and OSHA safety programs, California-based ag retailer GAR Bennett, LLC Hye- Compliance team now provides special COVID-19 specific training procedures on how to prevent the spread, take the required safety measures, and what to do if you have been infected or exposed. Read more.
May 12, 2020 10:30am A new report from American Farmland Trust is challenging misconceptions about non-operator landowners and identifying ways to improve conservation on lands owned by those who don’t farm it. Gabrielle Roesch-McNally, director of AFT’s women for the land initiative, says the report challenges the idea that non-operator landowners only care about the bottom line and don’t care about the land. Read more.
May 8, 2020 10:20 am The University of Nebraska recently published a massive report detailing all of the results of their 2019 on-farm research. Of course, cover crops were included in those research findings. There were several interesting tidbits from that report. Read more.