NRCS Helps Agriculture Mitigate Climate Change

Talia GoesAgribusiness, environment, technology, USDA

USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) has developed the world’s largest soil carbon dataset to help producers and planners estimate the impacts of conservation practices on soil carbon levels. USDA is committed to reducing agriculture’s carbon footprint, as Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack discussed in a June 5 address at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C. The Secretary outlined USDA’s … Read More

Terra Novo Launches EarthGuard EDGE

Talia GoesAgribusiness, Conservation, environment

Terra Novo, a leading manufacturer of erosion and sediment control products in Bakersfield, California, is expanding its EarthGuard line to include EarthGuard EDGE, a pellet form of the popular product for erosion control. The new EDGE formula allows users to apply the product without water by hand, mechanically, or air-drop. It’s ideal for use in remote areas with limited water … Read More

New CAST Report Examines Nurtrient Use

Talia GoesConservation, environment, Research

Research, planning and implementation of the proper use of nutrients could shape food production and yields in the years ahead. A new paper from the Council for Agricultural Science and Technology examines the process shaping the current nutrient situation and the resulting requirements as world food production evolves during the next 40 years. Two of the authors of the report, … Read More

Bill to Eliminate EPA Permit Requirements

Talia GoesAgribusiness, environment, Government

Senators Pat Roberts and Mike Johanns have introduced legislation to eliminate a burdensome, costly and redundant Environmental Protection Agency permit requirement for applications of pesticides. At issue is the January 2009, Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals opinion in National Cotton Council v. U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, that requires pesticide applications to be permitted under the Clean Water Act. This National … Read More

“Repurposing” Materials

Melissa SandfortAgribusiness, environment

“Repurposing” makes sense both economically and environmentally. Our company is focused on the creative reuse side of the famous three-sided reduce, reuse, recycle arrowed triangle. repurposedMATERIALS is the only company in America whose entire product line is made of “repurposed” items. What is “repurposing”? Re•pur•posed Ma•te•ri•als (noun) Used assets that have value “as is” to a second, unrelated industry. Repurposing … Read More

Environmental Groups Sue over Nutrients

Cindy Zimmermanenvironment, Farmers, Fertilizer, Nutrient Management

A coalition of environmental groups has filed lawsuits in New York and Louisiana to require the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) under the Clean Water Act to address nitrogen and phosphorous runoff in the Mississippi River basin. The lawsuits allege that nitrogen and phosphorous fertilizer run-off from farm fields adversely affects water quality in the Mississippi River basin and creates a … Read More

Food, Resources, and Environmental Stewardship

Cindy ZimmermanAudio, environment, Fertilizer, FS Green Plan Solution, Growmark

In a world where crop yields need to continue growing to keep up with the ever-increasing demand for food, what can farmers do to manage and protect the environmental resources that will support those higher yields? That was one of the main questions that Delaware-Maryland Agribusiness Association Executive Secretary Bill Angstadt addressed at the Pursuit of Maximum Yields event organized … Read More