Soil Health Institute Offers Grant

Kelly Marshall

Those looking for funding for reviews of soil health-related scientific literature and supporting compilations need look no further. The Soil Health Institute (SHI) is accepting applications now to June 23, 2017. The SHI will fund up to five grants at a maximum of $8,000 each for preparation of literature searches and summaries of soil health or retailed fields like land …

Resources, Soil Health Institute

To Improve Soil, Know Your Soil

Kelly Marshall

Cornell University is now offering farmers a tool to better understand their soil; one that goes beyond the average test.  The in-depth knowledge provided by this assessment gives growers tools to make management decisions that improve soil health. “The Cornell Assessment of Soil Health is really a framework that’s based on measuring a number of indicators of soil health—physical, chemical …

Ag Group, Resources, Soil, Water Management

Research Leads to More Food with Fewer Resources

Kelly Marshall

Science and agriculture have been working together to feed a rapidly growing population and increasing yields is one of the most important factors in that food production.   Because yields are largely determined by a plant’s reaction to the stresses of drought, climate change and salinization of fields researchers at Arizona State University’s School of Life Sciences, the University of …

Food, Nutrient Management, Plant Science, Research, Resources, Security, water

Rep. Lummis Honored with Excellence in Soil Award

Kelly Marshall

To recognize her support and efforts on the Congressional Soils Caucus, the Soil Science Society of American (SSSA) is presenting Congressman Cynthia Lummis with the 2016 Excellence in Soil Stewardship Award.  The award is given to policy makers who strengthen the U.S. agriculture industry by protecting the natural resources that make agriculture possible. The mission of the Congressional Soils Caucus …

Award, Government, Resources, Soil

Register Now for Virtual Field Day

Kelly Marshall

Spring means farmers are getting back in their fields again. The Soil Health Partnership is encouraging growers to take something new to the field with them this year.  This farmer-led initiative from the National Corn Growers Association is asking for one hour of time to learn a little more about the soil that will be vital part of every operation. …

Ag Group, Events, NCGA, Resources, Soil, Soil Health Partnership, sustainability

Cargill, WRI Partner for Forest and Water Health

Kelly Marshall

A new partnership is working together to mange natural resources for the agriculture industry.  Cargill and World Resources Institute (WRI) are bringing WRI’s cutting-edge tools to help manage deforestation and water risk.  Cargill will be able to utilized WRI’s world class maps, analytical tools and expertise and WRI will have access to Cargill’s global insights and experience working in the …

Agribusiness, Resources, water

Discovery Farms Program Puts Farmers in Driver’s Seat

Kelly Marshall

The Discovery Farms program was a big topic of interest at the recent Mid-South Farm & Gin Show. AgWired’s Lizzy Schultz spoke with Mike Daniels of the University of Arkansas Extension about the program. Arkansas faces many water issues, Daniels explains, from decreasing ground water levels due to irrigation to nutrient runoff into the Gulf of Mexico. The Discovery Farms …

Nutrient Management, residue management, Resources, Water Management

NFU Joins Field to Market

Joanna Schroeder

Sustainability continues to be a key initiative among farmers around the world. The National Farmers Union (NFU) has joined Field to Market: The Alliance for Sustainable Agriculture, an initiative to unite the agricultural supply chain in defining, measuring and advancing the sustainability of agriculture production in the United States. Just last week Cool Planet announced its support of the program …

Agribusiness, NFU, Resources, sustainability

Cool Planet Supports Field to Market’s Goals

Kelly Marshall

Field to Market: The Alliance for Sustainable Agriculture, is an initiative that unites the food supply chain to define, measure and advance sustainability.  Cool Planet has just joined their ranks with their advanced “green fuels” that are chemically identical to fossil fuels, and the biocarbon platform that improves soil health while decreasing greenhouse gases. “The Field to Market mission of responsible, …

Agribusiness, Resources, sustainability

HydroBio & Monsanto Partner for Sustainability

Kelly Marshall

HydroBio, Inc., a company with expertise in remote sensing analytics and irrigation management, has form a partnership with Monsanto Company to further increase sustainability and supply chain productivity. HydroBio will use satellite imagery and advanced agronomic modeling to increase farm productivity and manage natural resources using Monsanto’s Global Supply Chain division.  The field monitoring platform will use hyper-local weather data and satellite …

Agribusiness, Irrigation, Monsanto, Resources, sustainability, Water Management