Microplastics Harmful to Farm Crops – Study Feb 26, 2020

🕔Feb 26, 2020
A Kansas State University crop physiologist has found that plastic products have an adverse effect on land-based organisms, such as farm crops. Mary Beth Kirkham, University Distinguished Professor in agronomy […]

Prevent Plant as Land Diversion Policy Jul 1, 2019

🕔Jul 1, 2019
Prevent plant corn and soybean acres may be a record in 2019. Prevent plant is an insurance product.  It is also a conditional land diversion program.  The condition is that […]

Organic Farming Worse for Climate than Conventional Practices, Says Study Dec 18, 2018

🕔Dec 18, 2018
Organically 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, 2018

🕔Nov 6, 2018
Agriculture 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, 2017

🕔Dec 19, 2017
China 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, 2017

🕔Nov 8, 2017
Though 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, 2017

🕔Sep 26, 2017
Nitrogen 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, 2017

🕔Sep 18, 2017
Rolling 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, 2017

🕔Jul 28, 2017
Thirteen 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, 2017

🕔Jul 14, 2017
A 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 […]

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