Items Tagged with 'Sustainability'


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‘Getting Paid’ to Help Offset Climate Change

The carbon market system is a Wild West right now, says no-tiller Trey Hill. But carbon-smart farming and balancing carbon-to-nitrogen ratios in your fields starts with cover crops.
I think folks who are into the cover crop movement and no-till are really starting to think about sustainability a little differently.  

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PepsiCo Latest Company to Join Cover Crop Movement

I was reading an article just the other day about how Millennials are supporting sustainable industries. Every week, there is news about another company going “green” — from carbon neutrality to ensuring their products are made with organic or sustainably sourced ingredients.
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Carbon Markets Are Growing

It seems like almost every month companies of various sizes across many industries are announcing new sustainability commitments, along with sustainability programs and markets that farmers and ranchers can participate in. Advancements in technology and increased capital have provided farmers more opportunities to generate additional revenue from participation in those markets. Read more in this article from Southern Minnesota.
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[Video] Applying Sustainability to Your Farm

Implementing sustainable agriculture practices in your operation can improve profitability and environmental stewardship. Viewing your operation has a holistic system is the first step to achieving sustainability on your farm.
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Keys to Intercropping

There is a lot of buzz in beef and forage production systems around the concepts of sustainability and soil health and the numerous different production practices that can support those ideas. Intercropping is one strategy that may help achieve producers' goals. Read more in this article from The Cattle Site.
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[Video] The Business of Cover Crops

Cover crops now are grown on 4% of Iowa acres. How can farmers balance the environmental factors of cover crops with the economics? Find out what the benefits of cover crops are to your farm business in this video from Iowa Learning Farms.
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Landowners Need Incentives to Practice Sustainability

As attention on water quality, sustainability, farm income levels, and rural quality of life grows every year, those of us who work in the soil and water conservation arena often wonder what will be required to get the majority of landowners to adopt even the most basic soil health practices. We live in the most altered landscape in the United States, we have nearly the smallest amount of forests and public lands of any state, and we have only half of the topsoil we had in the 1860s. Read more in this article from the Globe Gazette (Mason City, IA).
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Join top strip-tillers, agronomists and researchers for 2 days of unrivaled learning and networking!

Attend the 2022 National Strip-Tillage Conference in Iowa City, Iowa, July 28-29, and discover cutting-edge ideas, techniques and strategies from the most innovative, forward-thinking minds in strip-till to raise your level of strip-till profitability, efficiency and efficacy. 

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