Great Plains – Dust Bowl Lessons Nov 8, 2019

🕔Nov 8, 2019
Drought continues to hit the Great Plains on a cyclical basis yet the region remains a key component of American agriculture, consisting of nearly 10% of national production.  To date, […]

Nebraska: Addressing Harvest Ruts and Erosion Gullies Apr 16, 2019

🕔Apr 16, 2019
Some fields were harvested last fall when the soil was quite wet and the harvest equipment left ruts. In addition, runoff from storms created rills and gullies in some fields, […]

Pennsylvania: Eliminating Soil Erosion – 3 Tips Jun 22, 2018

🕔Jun 22, 2018
It is time to get serious about soil erosion. Soil is the skin of the earth and yet we are peeling it off slowly as erosion continues above what is […]

Cover Crops: Iowa Farmer Uses Extensive Program – DTN Mar 14, 2018

🕔Mar 14, 2018
John Weber, a corn/soybean and hog producer from Dysart, Iowa, is passionate about improving water quality. The past president of the National Pork Producers Council (NPPC) and member of the […]

Pennsylvania: Is Your Farm Ready for Inspection? Jan 26, 2018

🕔Jan 26, 2018
With the continuing concern over meeting Pennsylvania’s nutrient and sediment reduction targets set forth in the Chesapeake Bay Total Maximum Daily Load (TMDL), the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP), […]

Pennsylvania: Heavy Spring Storms Can Cause Soil Management Problems Jun 21, 2017

🕔Jun 21, 2017
This spring has brought a lot of rain, some of which came down in heavy downpours. The rain is a blessing but can be a curse too. Recharging soil water […]

Conservation Reserve Program: How Did We Get Here? A Historical Perspective May 9, 2017

🕔May 9, 2017
Congress continues work on the next farm bill and the House Ag Committee recently reviewed conservation programs. A central topic of that hearing, as well as the ongoing discussion about […]

Rice Growing Practices Help Control Erosion, 10-Year Study Dec 16, 2016

🕔Dec 16, 2016
Last week, Field to Market published their highly anticipated 2016 National Indicators Report outlining improvements made to on-farm sustainability metrics made from 1980 through this year. The Report evaluates ten […]

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 […]

Ohio Farmer Credits CRP Program with Saving Farm Mar 1, 2016

🕔Mar 1, 2016
Since she was a teenager some 60 years ago, Gail Dunlap has played an active role in her family’s seventh generation Ohio farming operation by focusing on ways to continually […]

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