No-Till Farmer editors encounter a variety of articles, social media posts, podcasts and videos that offer a unique look at the grower's world from the lofty digital realm. Here is our favorite content from the past week from across the web. “No-Till Farmer's Best of the Web" is brought to you by Mixmate by PRAXIDYN.
- (Not) Breaking New Ground
- The Road to Farm Bill
- Guinness For Goodness Sake!
- Indiana Farmers Rally for Regen Fellow
- Responsible Nutrient Manager Profiled
- Blue, Gold, Wheat, Green and Black
(Not) Breaking New Ground
Matt Tiffany tells the story about how he and his father and his grandfather have transitioned their three-generation farm from conventional to more sustainable and regenerative farming practices.
The Road to Farm Bill
The ongoing Ukraine invasion briefly made an appearance during a meeting of the House Ag Committee on Tuesday. The hearing primarily committed to a review of the 2018 Farm Bill as planning for the 2023 edition of the tentpole ag legislation began to materialize. The next hearing is scheduled for March 8.
Guinness for Goodness Sake!
With St. Patrick's Day on the horizon, the UK-based Scottish Farmer wrote about Guiness's decision to back a sustainable barley pilot program in Ireland. Faith and begorrah!
Indiana Farmers Rally for Regen Fellow
A community of Indiana growers has rallied to help support one of their own who sustained life-threatening injuries in a house fire. A network of farmers said they planned to assist with the spring planting as the young farmer battles for his life.
Responsible Nutrient Manager Profiled
Colorado farmer and 2020 Responsible Nutrient Management Award recipient Lowell King switched to no-till farming in 2018 and says he’s seen better yields and used less water as a result. (Paywall)
Blue, Gold, Wheat, Green and Black
Think the effects of the Ukraine invasion stop at the banks of the Dnieper River? Think again. Instability in that region can spread via Black Sea trading routes to impact global markets for wheat (Ukraine exports about 10 percent of the world’s supply), but also natural gas prices, particularly in Europe, (with mirror effects in U.S. markets), and food prices in the Middle East and North Africa, according to the International Food Policy Research Institute.
Geopolitics got you down? In Australia, a grower is using everyone’s favorite elementary school classroom pet to crack down on weeds. Hint: it’s not a garter snake (Sorry, Mrs. Carey).
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