As it warms up this spring, don’t forget to check the bins. Grain bins work as solar heat collectors, and the grain inside of them may be much warmer than expected.
Manure in swine pits is a valuable fertilizer to crop production. However, because of the high water content, it gets expensive to carry very far. Iowa State University Extension ag engineering specialist Kris Kohl offers tips to get the most out of it.
BAYFIELD COUNTY, Wis. – Some people look for buried treasure, thinking there’s hidden treasure in the earth. But others look at the land and see in plain sight the treasure it can provide. They see opportunity on the land where others saw none. Their own hard work and ingenuity creates treasure – and not just for themselves.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic the annual Dairy Challenge was held virtually in 2021. Despite being held online 190 college dairy-science students from 30 colleges competed. The event enabled the students to improve their dairy-management and communication skills. They networked with other students and explored industry careers.
U.S. Customs and Border Protection agriculture specialists recently discovered cow dung cakes while examining leftover baggage recently at Washington Dulles International Airport.
The Biden administration plans to broadly define conservation and encourage private landowners to adopt sustainable practices to meet a goal of protecting 30% of the land and water in the U.S. by 2030.
The use of dairy manure and legume cover crops in crop rotations can reduce the need for inorganic nitrogen fertilizer in corn. But the practices also can contribute to emissions of nitrous oxide – a potent greenhouse gas, say researchers from Pennsylvania State University.
OSCEOLA, Iowa — Brandi Dyer is a nurse. She doesn’t work in a big city hospital. She has a desk in an office just off the main drag in this county seat town. Her job takes her to farms and small towns across a swath of five rural southern Iowa counties.
MEMPHIS, Mo. — In rural Missouri, county health departments take on a variety of tasks. Sarah Krouse, administrator for the Scotland County Health Department in northeast Missouri, says the department does a lot to help meet the needs of the community.
Turn the page on April, which gave us a surprise with early temperatures in the mid-70s and dry conditions that ensued after less-than-average winter snowfalls. Farmers were talking drought in March this year, but that’s the case every year. Mid-April brought a spell of rainy cool weather that put 2 inches of rain in my woodlot garden gauge along, with turning the landscape an ethereal green when the sun was kind enough to show itself in the slate-grey sky.
Several recommendations that emerged from the Governor’s Task Force on Climate Change have been incorporated into Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers’ 2021-2023 Executive Budget. And many of those recommendations are expected to help the state’s farmers in their efforts to build resiliency against the costly effects of climate change.