Senate Ag Hearing – Farmers Offer Answers to Climate Change – DTN

🕔May 22, 2019Environmentalists and some other groups often accuse agriculture producers of being part of the problem when it comes to climate change. But farmers and ranchers testifying before the U.S. Senate […]

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 […]

Illinois: Crop Rotation Improves Yields, Decreases Greenhouse Gas Emissions, Says Study

🕔May 24, 2018Many farmers grow corn and soybean in rotation to avoid the continuous corn yield penalty, but now there’s another reason to rotate. Scientists at the University of Illinois have provided […]

Texas Livestock: Feedyard Study Analyzes Greenhouse Gas Emissions, Mitigration

🕔Apr 16, 2018A week spent in a feedyard pen is helping researchers gain a better understanding of greenhouse gas emissions. Their goal is to improve the national inventory of greenhouse gases and […]

Nebraska: Cover Crops Improve Soil Productivity and Fertility

🕔Mar 5, 2018Agricultural land management practices account for about 50% of soil organic carbon (SOC) loss. Restoring SOC is important to soil productivity and fertility. Management strategies to rebuild SOC include adding […]

Corn: Optimizing Nitrogen Uptake Can Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions, Says Study

🕔Jul 6, 2017Purdue University scientists released research findings that indicate corn management processes contributing to optimal levels of plant nitrogen uptake could result in fewer nitrous oxide emissions, long identified as one […]

Corn Based Ethanol Produces 43% Less Greenhouse Gas Than Gasoline

🕔Jan 16, 2017Ethanol, primarily derived from corn, supplies about 10 percent of US motor fuel needs.  A new study from ICF which was released today, titled “A Life-Cycle Analysis of the Greenhouse […]

Cattle Supplements and Greenhouse Gas Emissions – DTN

🕔Jul 28, 2016Recent studies conducted on energy supplementation of grazing beef cattle offer the potential to decrease greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, specifically methane. Common practices of cattle producers can decrease the carbon […]

Climate Change: USDA Reports on Global Food Security and U.S. System

🕔Dec 1, 2015As world leaders gather in Paris this week to negotiate a new global climate agreement, it is important to recognize the contributions of farmers, ranchers and foresters in the United […]

Fuel On The Farm: New Holland Demos Methane Tractor Concept

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🕔Oct 22, 2015Night and day for the past six months, a bright blue tractor has sat perched atop the sloping roof of the Sustainable Farm Pavilion at the 2015 Expo in Milan, […]

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