Despite numerous studies indicating that glyphosate is safe, ongoing public debate still leads to questions concerning what the impact would be if this popular herbicide was no longer available to no-tillers.
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.
Nobody understands the importance of sustainability like family farmers—and if we’re allowed to make basic, strategic farming decisions without interference, we can guarantee that agriculture will remain sustainable into the far future.
Each year, we conduct in-depth benchmark surveys of our No-Till Farmer (NTF), Strip-Till Farmer (STF) and Cover Crop Strategies (CCS) readers. Our goal is to provide valuable insights on what these growers are thinking and to serve as an up-to-date measurement of their cropping practices.
Recently, as the USDA Drought Monitor showed Iowa and the rest of the Midwest slipping further into a deepening summer drought, I struggled to stanch the wellspring of painful memories released as I recalled for a younger friend the dry years of the late 1980s
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 is estimated that about 20-40% has experienced degradation in the last several decades, including 70% of freshwater use. To put things into further context, in 1960, arable land worldwide (per capita) was 0.42. It is thought this will be reduced to 0.19 in 2050.
On this episode of Conservation Ag Update, brought to you by CultivAce, we talk to East Troy, Wis., no-tiller Jim Stute as he wraps up corn harvest. Stute reflects on a challenging year and shares how he was able to conserve moisture with cereal rye.
Needham Ag understands the role of technology in making better use of limited resources within a specific environment by drawing on a wealth of global experience to overcome the challenges facing today's farmers, manufacturers and dealers.