Category Archives: Environment

GROWING MORE, USING LESS

It’s not always a popular message with the media – though it should be – but farmers are becoming more productive using less inputs like fertilizer and chemicals. Technology can be a great thing, huh!? Full fact sheet available here.

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ENVIRONMENTALLY FRIENDLY AND SAVES MONEY TOO!

Ethanol. About 96 percent of all gasoline sold in the United States is blended with some percentage of ethanol. What exactly is ethanol you might ask? And why does it affect me? Let’s take a look. Ethanol is an alcohol made … Continue reading

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REDUCE, REUSE, RECYCLE, and RETHINK

Recycle. Eco-friendly. Byproducts. Biodegradable. Repurpose. “Green”. Compost. Emissions. All of these words are relatively new to our modern vocabulary, and are changing the way people think about the waste that they produce on any given day. Have you ever thought … Continue reading

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JOIN THE CONVERSATION AT #MYFARMBILL

A five year farm bill means programs to conserve our land and water resources.  #myfarmbill The USDA is encouraging all of us to share what passing a farm bill would mean to us.  Join the conversation by tagging your posts … Continue reading

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COVER CROPS AN IMPORTANT PART OF NUTRIENT MANAGEMENT

Farmers are being encouraged to consider growing cover crops on their fields through the winter.  Studies show that a living, growing plant in the ground year round improves the soil, productivity, and nutrient runoff. The science behind this makes sense.  … Continue reading

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NUTRIENT LOSS IS A COMPLICATED PROBLEM!

As reported in our water quality post last week, the issue of nutrient run off and water quality is much bigger and more confusing than some people think.  In fact, there are researchers, policy makers, and vocal citizens throughout our … Continue reading

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CROP DUSTING

With National Aviation Day quickly approaching I figured I would touch base on a subject that does not get brought up all too often, aerial application. You might know of it as “crop dusting,” which involves spraying crops with fertilizers, … Continue reading

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