Items Tagged with 'climate change'


Using Agricultural Data to Address Sustainability Challenges

Ag data has become increasingly important to not only farmers, but corporate companies like McDonalds and PepsiCo as well. In recent years, the USDA and other government agencies have taken significant strides in leveraging agricultural data to drive climate-smart initiatives across the U.S., according to Todd Janzen, agricultural attorney at Janzen Schroeder Ag Law. 

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No-Tiller Testifies to Congress on How Climate Change Impacts the Farm

Jeanie Igl, fourth-generation Michigan farmer, said she hopes the new Agricultural Climate Resiliency Program will provide several years of climate research to combat the emerging issues her farm is experiencing.

During her testimony to the Michigan House Appropriations Subcommittee on Agriculture and Rural Development and Natural Resources, Jeanie Igl, a fourth-generation farmer based in Ingham County, Mich., detailed how climate change has impacted her family’s farm.

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Climate Corps or Peace Corps: Let No-tillers' Hard Work Shine

Conservation educators should come from within the no-till community rather than from young people without first-hand experience

Veteran no-tiller Guy Swanson wants to see more conservation educators with an extensive background in no-till without interference from the American Climate Corps, a new initiative that trains young people to assist agriculture organizations with outreach activities. 

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Iran Needs No-Till to Combat Water Scarcity Crisis

If Iran wants to mitigate its water crisis, adapt to new climates, and be resilient against other political and environmental shocks, it will need to continue to invest in conservation agriculture cropping systems and other sustainable strategies.The No-Till Passport series is brought to you by Martin Industries.
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McCormick Among No-Tillers Working to Adapt to Climate Change

A hotter atmosphere is causing rain to fall in harder bursts, pushing back planting seasons and drowning crops. At the same time as human-driven climate change is juicing precipitation, Corn Belt farming practices such as installing underground drainage tiles and leaving fields bare after harvest are changing how water moves across the landscape and into waterways.
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