Category Archives: Environment

SLOW DECISIONS PUT U.S. AT A DISADVANTAGE

Yesterday, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) issued its decision deregulating (or approving) the Enlist corn, Enlist soybeans, and Enlist E3 soybean traits in the United States.  The announcement concludes one of the most thorough reviews of a biotech trait … Continue reading

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FRIDAY FARM PHOTO: DID YOU KNOW?

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FIGHTING AIR POLLUTION WITH ETHANOL

In just one day, you will breathe in over 3,000 gallons of air. You know there are a few things your lungs are taking in like oxygen and nitrogen. But have you ever considered the dangerous pollutants that force themselves … Continue reading

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HOW THE EPA WILL BECOME MORE POWERFUL WITH JUST ONE WORD

Clean water is a necessity and something that we should all be concerned about. But there’s also this idea of balance and having enough balance in our lives and in our government that economies and business systems can continue to … Continue reading

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FARMERS ARE IMPROVING WATER QUALITY WITH THESE IMPORTANT STEPS

April showers do bring May flowers – I always find that most of those timeless sayings are true.  But you know what else April showers can bring?  Nutrient loss for the farmers who are trying to grow a productive crop … Continue reading

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CORN IS STILL AN ENVIRONMENTALLY FRIENDLY OPTION!

Although corn gets a bad rap from the mainstream media, you just can’t dispute facts.  Corn still is a better option than petroleum and oil no matter how you look at it. Corn is locally grown, environmentally friendly, and renewable.  … Continue reading

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FERTILIZER USE HAS BEEN DECREASING FOR DECADES!

Despite the talk in articles like this, farmers have been decreasing fertilizer use for decades. Not only is this a more sustainable and environmentally friendly way to grow crops, fertilizer is one of the most expensive inputs on the farm! … Continue reading

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