September 16, 2020

Benefits of Collecting Farm-Level Data: An Overview

Profitability and productivity are key components to the survival of a farm operation, and efficiency is a key variable in calculating how profitable and productive an operation is. To perform those calculations, reliable data is needed. There has been a lot of talk and proof points about how farm management data benefits the agriculture industry. What seems to be less…


August 28, 2020

Advancing Irrigation Efficiency On A Central Nebraska Farm

“When I hear the word sustainability, I think about figuring out a way to survive to be able to get to the next year,” shares fifth generation farmer Jerry Arnold. “There isn’t one big solution that will make us sustainable; we have to do a lot of little things better over time.” Jerry has been making steady strides in sustainability…


August 27, 2020

Nature Conservancy, Cargill, McDonald’s And Target Unite To Support Nebraska farmers’ Regenerative Agriculture Practices

WAYZATA, MN (August 27, 2020) — The Nature Conservancy, McDonald’s, Cargill and Target are coming together to launch a new five-year, $8.5 million project aimed at working with Nebraska farmers to advance proven soil health practices to help mitigate greenhouse gas emissions and help farmers adapt to climate change. Overall, this effort has the potential to sequester 150,000 metric tons…


August 26, 2020

Check Out Your Opportunities At The ‘Sustainable Produce’ Summit

Sustainable business practices within the fresh produce industry will be the focus of the 2020 Sustainable Produce Summit. The virtual event, Sept. 22-24, is presented by The Packer and Farm Journal’s Trust In Food, in partnership with Apeel Sciences. Registration and agenda information is at The program will offer exclusive content centered on daily themes, including environmental practices, social…


August 17, 2020 Produce Summit

Sustainable Produce Summit Slated For Sept. 22-24

Please join us for the Sustainable Produce Summit. It's designed to empower, enable and equip the fresh produce industry to grow fresh produce that cares for the life and planet. Virtual event  - September 22-24, 2020 Free to attend Who should attend: Operations Leaders Warehouse/Operations Management Head Growers and agronomists Pack house Managers and Efficiency leaders Sustainability Directors/Leaders Labor Relations…


July 15, 2020

Kernel Rising: Cotton Could Soon Feed The World

History is pounding at agriculture’s door. One of the greatest farming enigmas to afflict growers in the last 100 years has been solved, yet the answer sits idle. At its core, the cotton riddle is simple: How to remove a naturally occurring pest deterrent from seeds, yet preserve the toxin within plants? The long-sought solution means cotton can make a…


July 1, 2020

NRCS Awards Auburn University $3 Million Grant To Increase Innovative Conservation Practices

Auburn University College of Agriculture research and extension faculty will be using a $3 million grant to help forge a future for Alabama agriculture by encouraging the use of innovative conservation practices among the state’s row crop farmers. The grant comes from the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) On-Farm Conservation Innovation Trials (On-Farm Trials), a new component of the…


June 22, 2020

Sustainable Ranching And Native Bees Pair Well

Public awareness and concern for the future of bees has gone through the roof. “Save the bees” has become one of the most popular slogans of our time. Yet, while many people are familiar with the domesticated honey bee, they are also surprised to learn that we also have an abundance of wild, native species at risk of vanishing forever.…


June 17, 2020

Crop Residue Decisions Affect Soil Life

In some ways, farming is like cooking. Cooking would be much easier if we could leave the kitchen after eating and not come back until we make the next meal. But someone needs to put away the leftovers, do the dishes, and clean up the table. Similarly, there’s work to do in farm fields after harvest and before planting the…


June 15, 2020

Farmers Have An Edge On The Rest Of Us When It Comes To Water Knowledge, But They Still Have Blind Spots

Water is essential for almost every dimension of farming and raising livestock, from determining when to plant and harvest to irrigating and fertilizing crops throughout the growing season. So it’s not surprising that farmers are often more knowledgeable and action-oriented when it comes to water resources than the broader public, according to two national surveys. This past year, the Farm…