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 […]

New EPA Head Questions Choices Made by Obama Administration – DTN Apr 24, 2017

🕔Apr 24, 2017
Speaking 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, 2017

🕔Apr 19, 2017
An 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, […]

Mid-South Ag and Environmental Law Conference, Memphis, June 8-9 Apr 17, 2017

🕔Apr 17, 2017
In any given crop year, success depends on a triangular relationship between farmers/landowners, agricultural lenders and agricultural lawyers, said Harrison Pittman, director of the National Agricultural Law Center at the […]

Ag Policy: Caring for Environment Won’t Pay the Bills, Most Farmers Need Incentives Dec 13, 2016

🕔Dec 13, 2016
Our focus so far in this series of columns on agricultural policy has been to identify policy elements that that take into account the market failure we see in crop […]

Commodity Crops: Report Gauges Ag Sustainability Metrics – DTN Dec 12, 2016

🕔Dec 12, 2016
On-farm sustainability metrics have improved in a lot of areas going back to the 1980s, but also may have plateaued. With agricultural sustainability becoming a growing industry focus, the group […]

CRP Signup: Landowners Request Enrollment of 3 Million Acres – DTN May 5, 2016

🕔May 5, 2016
The Farm Service Agency has accepted enrollment of more than 800,000 acres in the Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) through the program’s latest signup period. The CRP pays farmers to idle […]

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