Hick Chick Chat with Bill and Tim Couser

Leah Guffey

During Commodity Classic in San Antonio last week, I ran into my new friends Bill and Tim Couser. I met them last October during World Food Prize and Truth about Trade and Technology (TATT) Farmer Roundtable when we toured their operation near Nevada, Iowa. Last week they were sitting on a panel discussing soil health, partnership with the National Corn …

Audio, Commodity Classic, Corn, environment, Hick Chick Chat, Monsanto, NCGA, Soil

Partnership to Enhance Soil Health

Cindy Zimmerman

The National Corn Growers Association (NCGA), with support from the Walton Family Foundation and Monsanto, is highlighting the importance of soil health for farmers and the environment with a new Science Advisory Council and formation of the Soil Health Partnership. “The health of a farm depends on the health of its soil, and that’s what makes this new program an …

Conservation, Corn, Soil

WSS Update Improves Data Delivery, Customer Service

Talia Goes

Data on soils on the nation’s 3,265 soil survey areas are now updated and available free online from USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service. This update, the first since the Web Soil Survey went online in 2005, features: Soils data for the Continental U.S. that flows seamlessly, without gaps, across county lines and other political boundaries; A full complement of national …

Agribusiness, NRCS, Soil, USDA

Conservation Highlighted on World Soil Day

Chuck Zimmerman

Hey farmers. The NRCS and FAO are urging you to adopt soil conservation practices like no-till on this World Soil Day. Here’s a message from USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service on how important healthy soil is and how using conservation practices like no-till can help farmers take better care of their land. When soil is heavily tilled, the stalks from …

Ag Group, Conservation, Government, International, Soil, Tillage