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Coalition of 243 groups pushes Congress on farm bill

More than 240 groups from around the country urged Congress to approve a "full and fair" farm bill this summer and "without further delay." The groups, including SWCS, the National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition and the National Family Farm Coalition, said such a farm...

source: AgriPulse
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Almost half of the carbon dioxide that humans release into the environment is taken up by the world's oceans and the terrestrial biosphere. In this manner, greenhouse gases are partially extracted from the atmosphere, which alleviates the process of global warming. But will...

source: Swiss National Science Foundation via Phys.org

Cover crops are rejuvenating lackluster hayfields on Darrell Oswald's cow-calf operation near Wing, North Dakota. The alfalfa in the fields had gradually died out, leaving monocultures of domestic perennial grasses. With decreasing plant diversity, the grasses and soils...

source: Agriculture.com

Warm 70-degree weather and a lack of snow cover showed Chad Bell's cover-cropped fields to their best advantage, even in the foggy morning that preceded a summerlike February day. But for Bell, who has become a spokesman for the art and science of cover crops in the state,...

source: AgirNews

A federal judge on March 17 dismissed Des Moines Water Works' pollution lawsuit against drainage districts in three northwest Iowa counties, saying that the Iowa Legislature is in position to decide the fate of the state's waterways — and the drainage districts don't...

source: Business Record

The Soil Health Institute estimates farmers manage some 70 percent of the land in the United States and the individual decisions they make on a daily basis influences soil, air and water quality and other natural resources. The Soil Health Institute was launched in 2013...

source: Southeast Farm Press

The U.S. Department of Agriculture and the State of Kansas are partners in implementing a voluntary program to encourage Golden Belt farmers along the Arkansas River to decrease irrigation and take other steps to conserve water and help wildlife. The plan is the establishment...

source: Great Bend Tribune


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