Nebraska Planting: Preventing Wind Erosion May 15, 2018

🕔May 15, 2018Soil erosion by wind becomes a serious problem when natural vegetation is removed or depleted. It can occur anywhere when vegetation and climatic conditions are conducive. These conditions exist when […]

Nebraska Research: Manure Used to Help Reduce Erosion and Runoff – 4 Lessons Aug 7, 2017

🕔Aug 7, 2017Charles Wortmann and Dan Walters, faculty in the University of Nebraska-Lincoln Department of Agronomy and Horticulture, provide several important insights in a field research initiative that monitored soil erosion, runoff, […]

Cover Crops: 3 Corn Belt States Show Dramatic Increase Over Past Decade – DTN Mar 16, 2017

🕔Mar 16, 2017Conservation funding to expand cover crops and farmer willingness to adopt those crops increased dramatically in three Corn Belt states during the past decade, but those states will need continued […]

Soil Health: How Much Does an Acre of Soil 6 Inches Deep Weigh? – DTN Mar 7, 2017

🕔Mar 7, 2017When it comes to increasing soil health, we most often focus on increasing organic matter.   Practices that build organic matter include reducing tillage, planting more high-residue crops such as […]

Livestock: Options for Grazing Cover Crops – DTN Feb 8, 2017

🕔Feb 8, 2017Alternative grazing programs are allowing cattle producers to graze cattle more efficiently while raising crops and utilizing such conservation practices as cover crops.   In a Great Plains Grazing webinar […]

Soil Conservation: An Economic Perspective Sep 13, 2016

🕔Sep 13, 2016USDA has championed soil conservation, a suite of efforts to mitigate soil loss due to erosion, since 1935. In that year, Congress created the Soil Conservation Service, predecessor to today’s […]

Emphasis on Soil Health Gaining Traction – DTN Nov 27, 2015

🕔Nov 27, 2015It was a little chilly Monday morning as Greg Whitmore gave an early tour of various cereal rye cover-crop mixes on his farm. Whitmore is one of 40 farmers taking […]

Did Dust Bowl’s Ravages End in the 1940s? New Study Says No Oct 30, 2015

🕔Oct 30, 2015A recent study led by the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, Goodrich Chair of Excellence Thanos Papanicolaou could very well change the way we view the health of our nation’s soil, […]

Georgia: Rains Spotty in Most Areas – USDA Jun 15, 2015

🕔Jun 15, 2015General According to the National Agriculture Statistics Service’s Georgia Field Office, there were 5.5 days suitable for fieldwork for the week ending Sunday, June 14, 2015. Precipitation estimates for the […]

Mississippi River Basin: 27 New State Projects Get $10M Investment Apr 7, 2015

🕔Apr 7, 2015Targeted conservation work in the Mississippi River basin will unite the USDA, farmers and local organizations to help clean waterways that flow into the nation’s largest river. USDA’s Natural Resources […]

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