Organic Farming Worse for Climate than Conventional Practices, Says Study

🕔Dec 18, 2018Organically farmed food has a bigger climate impact than conventionally farmed food, due to the greater areas of land required. This is the finding of a new international study involving […]

“High Yield” Farming – More “Eco-Friendly,” International Study Indicates

🕔Nov 6, 2018Agriculture that appears to be more eco-friendly but uses more land may actually have greater environmental costs per unit of food than “high-yield” farming that uses less land, a new […]

Cotton: New Chinese Policy a Boon to U.S. Farmers

🕔Dec 19, 2017China for years has been the final destination for the products that we as American’s recycle, much to the dismay of the Chinese environment.  Apparently “enough is enough” as they […]

Nutrient Runoff: Progress Slow on Handling Mississippi River Dead Zone – DTN

🕔Nov 8, 2017Though the hypoxic zone in the Gulf of Mexico has continued to expand in recent years, a report by a Mississippi River basin taskforce to Congress shows basin states are […]

Nitrogen Utilization Directly Affects Groundwater Quality, Says Study

🕔Sep 26, 2017Nitrogen surplus from agriculture has a clear effect on the nitrogen status of the groundwater, according to 70 years of Danish measurement data. A 70 years time-series of monitoring data […]

Kansas: Tyson Poultry Expansion Gets Push Back from Rural Community – DTN

🕔Sep 18, 2017Rolling hills dotted with cattle paint the horizon to the north and south of I70 just west of Kansas City, Kansas. It’s the place rancher Kirk Sours calls home. Tailgate […]

Farm Bill 2018: Assessing the Pulse of the Next Debate

🕔Jul 28, 2017Thirteen agricultural economists put together short papers describing issues that will surface during the writing of the next farm bill. For each issue, the author describes the “policy setting” and […]

EPA Sued Over Delaying Stricter Air Quality Standards

🕔Jul 14, 2017A number of environmental groups sued the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency this week after the agency delayed the implementation of stricter national ambient air quality standards by one year. In […]

New EPA Head Questions Choices Made by Obama Administration – DTN

🕔Apr 24, 2017Speaking at an Earth Day Texas forum Friday, Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt refuted the notion his agency would sit idle under President Donald Trump’s watch. He also challenged […]

Louisiana: Scale Insect Is Causing Widespread Wetland Damage

🕔Apr 19, 2017An LSU AgCenter entomologist is studying a small insect that has damaged vegetation key to the survival of Louisiana coastal marsh. Rodrigo Diaz said the insect, called the Phragmites scale, […]

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