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…


June 1, 2020

Soil Health Partnership Expands into Tennessee 

The Soil Health Partnership and The Nature Conservancy are pleased to announce the expansion into Tennessee through foundational support from the Tennessee Department of Agriculture and the Tennessee Natural Resources Conservation Service. Through a collaborative effort to bring the SHP network to Tennessee, 16 farmers will be signed up to participate in one of two trial setups. The Strip Trials…


May 28, 2020

Opinion: Resilient Food Systems Post Covid—We Must Build Back Better

The COVID-19 crisis has exposed weaknesses in our nation’s food system—something so fundamental that most people take it for granted. Most of us don’t think about how and where we get our food. We simply expect supermarkets to be fully stocked, and we hope those in need will be able to turn to food banks and federal food assistance programs…


May 14, 2020

Farm Journal’s AgPro Magazine Relaunches As The Scoop

While the mechanics of ag retail might seem the same as in the past, the dynamics of the industry have changed. Professionals are doubling down to secure their position as a trusted adviser for farmers. With these changes in mind, Farm Journal’s AgPro is boldly reinventing how news and information is delivered to ag retailers and consultants by becoming The…


May 12, 2020

New Research Highlights Farmer Perspectives On Farm-Level Data Collection And Sharing

Several challenges prevent farmers from collecting and sharing data on their production practices with downstream supply chain organizations, such as food companies and retailers, according to new research from Farm Journal’s Trust In Food initiative and The Sustainability Consortium (TSC). “This research provides the entire ag value chain with direct farmer feedback on the realities of farm-level data collection and…


May 11, 2020

American Wetlands Conservation Celebration Underway This Month

They can be found in all 50 states and go by many names – wetlands, marshes, bogs, estuaries, swamps, mangroves, lagoons and even mudflats and mires. Regardless of the type, where they are found or what they are called, healthy wetlands are of vital importance to local communities, recreation and wildlife. Critical functions and ecosystem services of wetlands include recharging…


May 11, 2020

When It Comes To Soil Health, It’s Worth Diving Deep

When FoodShot Global launched its inaugural FoodShot, Innovating Soil 3.0, in 2018, we made a long-term commitment to building soil health and sustainable productivity.  We recognized that all of our future investments and grants would ultimately have to build on a framework that placed soil at the foundation of a healthy, sustainable, and equitable food system.  Innovating Soil 3.0 aimed…


May 4, 2020

New Conservation At Work Video Series Available From NRCS

A new video series from NRCS and, Conservation at Work, presents short and easy to understand videos about popular conservation practices. The videos feature farmers explaining how an individual practice helps their land and why they are using it. The videos shine the spotlight on farmers, ranchers, and forestland owners from across the U.S. who explain why they’ve implemented…


April 29, 2020

Radicle Growth and Syngenta Launch The Radicle Protein Challenge

SAN DIEGO, Calif. – April 28, 2020 – Radicle Growth, an acceleration fund, and Syngenta, a leading agriculture company helping to improve global food security, today announced the launch of The Radicle Protein Challenge by Syngenta. Together, Radicle and Syngenta will identify two companies with novel solutions to support the future of protein (which could include new or experimental protein…