Mississippi: Research Focuses on Cover Crops Plus Organic Certification

A clump of green rye and vetch grasses with a label resting on a short metal pole in the foreground.
🕔Jan 16, 2019Organic produce sales in the U.S. reached $16 billion last year, and demand is projected to continue. Casey Barickman, Mississippi State University Extension Service vegetable specialist and Mississippi Agricultural and […]

Farm Business: Management and Conservation in the Face of Lower Returns

🕔Jan 11, 2019This is a presentation summary from the 2018 Illinois Farm Economics Summit (IFES) which occurred December 17-21, 2018. A complete collection of presentations including PowerPoint Slides (PPT) and printable summaries […]

Ag Conservation on Working Lands – What Practices Are Farmers Using?

🕔Jan 9, 2019The USDA’s Office of the Chief Economist (OCE) recently released a report title, “Agricultural Conservation on Working Lands: Trends From 2004 to Present.”  A fact sheet that accompanied the report […]

Louisiana: Annual Crops Forum, Delhi, Feb. 7

🕔Jan 4, 2019LSU AgCenter experts will present the latest research updates in corn, cotton and soybean production at the annual Northeast Louisiana Crops Forum set for Feb. 7 at the Delhi Convention […]

Nebraska: Crop Production Road Show – January

🕔Jan 4, 2019Nebraska Extension is hosting its second annual Crop Production Roadshow in January 2019. This Roadshow is a series of meetings across west-central Nebraska focusing on production issues and research updates […]

Cover Crops May Increase Winter Temps in North America

🕔Dec 28, 2018Cover crops grown in fields during winter may be warming temperatures in the northern United States and southern Canada, according to a new study by scientists at the National Center […]

Indiana: Cover Crops And Weed Seeds – Make Sure Your Cereal Rye Seed Is Tested

🕔Dec 24, 2018Cover crops have increased in interest and acres planted substantially in the past decade.  Indiana has now had three consecutive years of over one million acres of cover crops planted.  […]

Kansas: Soy, Corn Prices Down – Looking at Alternative Crops

🕔Nov 27, 2018With precipitous drops in the price of corn, wheat and other crops traditionally grown in Kansas, some of the state’s farmers seek alternative growing options.  In parts of western Kansas, […]

Iowa: 4 Considerations for Improving Soil Health

🕔Nov 16, 2018As the season approaches its conclusion and harvest conditions are most challenging, there are few things worth remembering to protect and sustain soil health. At this time, soil is susceptible […]

Pennsylvania Cover Crops: Still Time to Plant

🕔Nov 2, 2018Cover crops are an essential part of sustainable cropping systems, particularly in no-till. Cover crops serve many purposes including: 1. Improvement of soil health due to additions of organic matter […]

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