Clay Pope is a farmer and rancher from Loyal, Okla., and is working as a consultant to the USDA Southern Plains Climate Hub. He also serves on as a board member of the Oklahoma Wheat Growers Assn. He is former executive director of the Oklahoma Assn. of Conservation Districts.
As we have said so often—production agriculture and environmental protection really can go hand in hand. If we take care of the worms, (and with them the rest of the microbial community) they really can help save the day.
The general narrative of climate change is that when it comes to the weather, there is no normal anymore. Well, if that is the case, 2023 is playing right to script. This definitely has been the summer of weather surprises.
A new study published recently in the journal NPJ Climate and Atmospheric Science suggests that heat waves and temperature spikes (and along with them the damage they can cause to wheat crops) are becoming more normal in the central part of the U.S.
It still surprises me how many people fail to make the connection between conservation/climate-smart ag/soil health and the positive impact good natural resource management can have on your bottom line.
The most recent report from the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) is the most strident released by the IPCC yet, saying that it is “unequivocal” that human influence has warmed the global climate system, with observed changes already impacting every region on the planet with some of the changes researchers observed in the climate described as “unprecedented.”
On this episode of Conservation Ag Update, brought to you by Montag, we’re on the road at the National Farm Machinery Show in Louisville, Ky. Jeff Hadacheck from Wisconsin-Madison discusses the long term economic benefits of integrating winter wheat in your corn-soybean rotation. Plus, we visit with Brandon Somers at the Beck’s Practical Farm Research (PFR) insights meeting. Somers talks about his ideal no-till planter.
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