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  • How Yield Champions Use Cover Crops for Growing Higher Bushels

    By Laura Barrera

    Published 10 months ago

    There are many factors that can influence corn yield. In fact, Fred Below, a plant physiologist at the University of Illinois, identified seven of them, which he dubbed the “Seven Wonders of the Corn Yield World. ”The seven wonders, ranked in order of most influence on yield, are:WeatherNitrogenHybridPrevious cropPlant populationTillageGrowth regulatorsWhile Below was referring to the cash crop rotation in the fourth wonder, some farmers are taking it one step further by seeding cover crops. The benefit of added crop diversity along with improvements to soil health is paying off, as some of these farmers are achieving the highest yields in the country... So we’re trying to give the plant the most easily accessible and resource-conserving nitrogen that we can...

    On the Offensive with Cover Crops

    By Pat Rogers

    Published 1 years, 2 months ago

    In the past few years, we have made a concerted effort to increase the usage of cover crops and other conservation practices on our farm. I have learned a lot of lessons from this experience but one stands out above the rest. Being a good steward of the environment and aiming to produce high yields don’t have to be mutually exclusive. In fact, I would argue that if intensively managed, conservation practices should significantly enhance yields... Cover crops help row crops access additional nutrients in the soil profile through four different biological processes: 1) The breakdown of carbon from decaying cover crop residue, 2) Roots from the cover crops produce “exudate acids” which convert minerals in the soil into plant available nutrients 3) The cover crops act as a host plant for arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi, which are microbes that have a direct effect on plant health and nutrient storage capacity of the soil within the root zone of the plant and 4) By producing additional Nitrogen with leguminous cover crops...

    What Farmers Need to Know About Mycorrhizae

    By Laura Barrera

    Published 5 months ago

    If someone asked you, “How do plants take up the water and nutrients they need?” you’d probably tell them through the roots. But did you know that for many crops, those roots aren’t working alone?That’s because most plant species associate with mycorrhizal fungi. What is mycorrhizal fungi? University of Alberta biological scientist JC Cahill says that mycorrhizas are actually the interaction between a fungus and a plant. Although there are many different types of mycorrhizae, the only one crop farmers need to be concerned about is arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi (AMF), as 65% of plant species associate with it... Roy-Bolduc and Hijri say that because they extends the root system, they help absorb more water and can access water in smaller pores, thereby increasing plant water uptake...

    Categories: Cover Crops

    Blockchain Technology: A Lifeline to Small-Scale Farmers

    By Gregory Heilers

    Published 11 months ago

    As a farmer, you suddenly have access to a vast expanse of computing power, giving you the ability to compete with large financial and commercial organizations... Their loss is your (and your customers’) gainAs the supplier, you’ll have more direct access to your customers... Increasing Financial and Market Access for Developing World FarmersSimilar to family farmers in developed countries like the US, small and medium-sized farmers in developing countries are getting squeezed out by large agricultural enterprises along the supply chain. The blockchain “provides them with better market accessibility, faster remittance from customers, and less susceptibility to fraud and corruption from middlemen that handle their product in the different steps in the supply chain,” said Edwin... Unfortunately, “co-ops presently rely on paper-based records, verbal promises, and complicated agreements; this frequently causes critical problems due to lack of transparency, restricted access to price data, lying, graft, and corruption...

    How Brazilian Big Agriculture is Destroying the Brazilian Amazon

    By Maria Dampman

    Published 12 months ago

    The rampant deforestation of the Amazon began in the 1970s when the government of Brazil determined they needed to build over 9,000 miles of roads help integrate the rainforest with the populated bordering areas. As the deeper parts of the rainforest became accessible, development of these lands became possible, and once begun, continued at an alarming rate. Farmers, loggers and cattle ranchers cleared forest to create grazing land as well as to grow highly profitable crops like soy. In the beginning, no one was aware of the disastrous environmental consequences of destroying the forest often described as “the lungs of the Earth. ” Once scientists delved into the causes of global climate change, a wide number of other side effects of the clearing of the rainforest quickly became evident...

    21st Century American Ag: Sourcing Successors and Finding Farmland

    By Gregory Heilers

    Published 8 months ago

    It’s no secret that America’s farmers are aging. In the last 35 years, the average age of American farmers has risen more than eight years to over 58 years-old. While the U. S... Can your farm spare a cabin while benefiting from a sweat equity deal? While access to American farmland is, in some ways, even more limited today than in generations past, there are still a number of reasons why now is a great time for young people to pursue a career in farming...

    Starting from Scratch - How Beginning Farmers can Break Ground

    By Gregory Heilers

    Published 6 months ago

    Despite the fact that there is near-guaranteed job security, thanks to booming population growth, many beginning farmers face seemingly insurmountable obstacles to bringing a product to market. In this article, we’re going to cover how young farmers can start from the ground up, even if they don’t come from a family of farmers. Informing this subject is Jason Silverman, the Massachusetts Field Agent of Land For Good, and Joel Salatin, co-owner of Polyface Farm. Jason’s experience as a first generation farmer, and as an agent connecting farmers with resources, balances well with Joel’s, who took over the family farm, and has since mentored scores of intern cohorts... ”Overcoming the Biggest Hurdle: FinancesOne of the biggest hurdles for first generation farmers is access to land, and finances in general...

    Categories: Agribusiness

    Become more profitable by understanding and controlling transaction costs

    By John Moody

    Published 11 months ago

    Imagine your farm or business handles six hundred thousand dollars per year. The transactions vary in size from a few dollars to a few hundred dollars for the most part. Thousands and thousands of transactions... Cash only has risks - handling large amounts of cash requires more frequent trips to the bank and if many people are handling transactions or have access to the funds, far more oversight to protect against loss and fraud... A business that doesn’t adapt to these changing times can still succeed, but its ability to access larger markets or certain types of customers is going to be very limited...

    Health Insurance - Options for one of America's most dangerous occupations

    By John Moody

    Published 11 months ago

    Farming is a risky business... Department of Agriculture-funded study, lack of access to affordable health insurance is one of the most significant concerns facing American farmers, an overlooked risk factor Should You Consider Buying Health Insurance From a Healthcare Sharing Ministry? Are you considering buying health insurance from a healthcare sharing ministry? Consumer Reports explains how these Christian-based membership programs work and why they may not cover your medical costs... Department of Agriculture-funded study, lack of access to affordable health insurance is one of the most significant concerns facing American farmers, an overlooked risk factor Should You Consider Buying Health Insurance From a Healthcare Sharing Ministry? Are you considering buying health insurance from a healthcare sharing ministry? Consumer Reports explains how these Christian-based membership programs work and why they may not cover your medical costs... Department of Agriculture-funded study, lack of access to affordable health insurance is one of the most significant concerns facing American farmers, an overlooked risk factor Should You Consider Buying Health Insurance From a Healthcare Sharing Ministry? Are you considering buying health insurance from a healthcare sharing ministry? Consumer Reports explains how these Christian-based membership programs work and why they may not cover your medical costs... But for the other 35-45% of farmers, how to access insurance affordably is an important issue to discuss, and one that is probably often on their mind...

    Improve Yields with Crop Scouting Apps

    By Cortney Farmer

    Published 12 months ago

    When consistently and correctly used, crop scouting technology offers:Centralized Data CollectionCapturing relevant intelligence in one place ensures that every level of your operation has access to what they need, whenever or wherever they need it... High-def mapping, notes, detailed summaries, and location queries – AgFiniti Mobile gives you on-the-go access to the field intelligence you need when you need it... When making your shortlist of options, consider:Smart DeviceThe device you'll use to access the program will play a key role in the selection process... Internet AccessAdditionally, many fields aren’t near WiFi signals or cell towers – and that's okay... You'll want to keep this in mind if some (or all) of your acres are in remote areas where you may not have Internet access...

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  • How Yield Champions Use Cover Crops for Growing Higher Bushels

    By Laura Barrera

    Published 10 months ago

    There are many factors that can influence corn yield. In fact, Fred Below, a plant physiologist at the University of Illinois, identified seven of them, which he dubbed the “Seven Wonders of the Corn Yield World. ”The seven wonders, ranked in order of most influence on yield, are:WeatherNitrogenHybridPrevious cropPlant populationTillageGrowth regulatorsWhile Below was referring to the cash crop rotation in the fourth wonder, some farmers are taking it one step further by seeding cover crops. The benefit of added crop diversity along with improvements to soil health is paying off, as some of these farmers are achieving the highest yields in the country... So we’re trying to give the plant the most easily accessible and resource-conserving nitrogen that we can...

    On the Offensive with Cover Crops

    By Pat Rogers

    Published 1 years, 2 months ago

    In the past few years, we have made a concerted effort to increase the usage of cover crops and other conservation practices on our farm. I have learned a lot of lessons from this experience but one stands out above the rest. Being a good steward of the environment and aiming to produce high yields don’t have to be mutually exclusive. In fact, I would argue that if intensively managed, conservation practices should significantly enhance yields... Cover crops help row crops access additional nutrients in the soil profile through four different biological processes: 1) The breakdown of carbon from decaying cover crop residue, 2) Roots from the cover crops produce “exudate acids” which convert minerals in the soil into plant available nutrients 3) The cover crops act as a host plant for arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi, which are microbes that have a direct effect on plant health and nutrient storage capacity of the soil within the root zone of the plant and 4) By producing additional Nitrogen with leguminous cover crops...

    What Farmers Need to Know About Mycorrhizae

    By Laura Barrera

    Published 5 months ago

    If someone asked you, “How do plants take up the water and nutrients they need?” you’d probably tell them through the roots. But did you know that for many crops, those roots aren’t working alone?That’s because most plant species associate with mycorrhizal fungi. What is mycorrhizal fungi? University of Alberta biological scientist JC Cahill says that mycorrhizas are actually the interaction between a fungus and a plant. Although there are many different types of mycorrhizae, the only one crop farmers need to be concerned about is arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi (AMF), as 65% of plant species associate with it... Roy-Bolduc and Hijri say that because they extends the root system, they help absorb more water and can access water in smaller pores, thereby increasing plant water uptake...

    Categories: Cover Crops

    Blockchain Technology: A Lifeline to Small-Scale Farmers

    By Gregory Heilers

    Published 11 months ago

    As a farmer, you suddenly have access to a vast expanse of computing power, giving you the ability to compete with large financial and commercial organizations... Their loss is your (and your customers’) gainAs the supplier, you’ll have more direct access to your customers... Increasing Financial and Market Access for Developing World FarmersSimilar to family farmers in developed countries like the US, small and medium-sized farmers in developing countries are getting squeezed out by large agricultural enterprises along the supply chain. The blockchain “provides them with better market accessibility, faster remittance from customers, and less susceptibility to fraud and corruption from middlemen that handle their product in the different steps in the supply chain,” said Edwin... Unfortunately, “co-ops presently rely on paper-based records, verbal promises, and complicated agreements; this frequently causes critical problems due to lack of transparency, restricted access to price data, lying, graft, and corruption...

    How Brazilian Big Agriculture is Destroying the Brazilian Amazon

    By Maria Dampman

    Published 12 months ago

    The rampant deforestation of the Amazon began in the 1970s when the government of Brazil determined they needed to build over 9,000 miles of roads help integrate the rainforest with the populated bordering areas. As the deeper parts of the rainforest became accessible, development of these lands became possible, and once begun, continued at an alarming rate. Farmers, loggers and cattle ranchers cleared forest to create grazing land as well as to grow highly profitable crops like soy. In the beginning, no one was aware of the disastrous environmental consequences of destroying the forest often described as “the lungs of the Earth. ” Once scientists delved into the causes of global climate change, a wide number of other side effects of the clearing of the rainforest quickly became evident...

    21st Century American Ag: Sourcing Successors and Finding Farmland

    By Gregory Heilers

    Published 8 months ago

    It’s no secret that America’s farmers are aging. In the last 35 years, the average age of American farmers has risen more than eight years to over 58 years-old. While the U. S... Can your farm spare a cabin while benefiting from a sweat equity deal? While access to American farmland is, in some ways, even more limited today than in generations past, there are still a number of reasons why now is a great time for young people to pursue a career in farming...

    Starting from Scratch - How Beginning Farmers can Break Ground

    By Gregory Heilers

    Published 6 months ago

    Despite the fact that there is near-guaranteed job security, thanks to booming population growth, many beginning farmers face seemingly insurmountable obstacles to bringing a product to market. In this article, we’re going to cover how young farmers can start from the ground up, even if they don’t come from a family of farmers. Informing this subject is Jason Silverman, the Massachusetts Field Agent of Land For Good, and Joel Salatin, co-owner of Polyface Farm. Jason’s experience as a first generation farmer, and as an agent connecting farmers with resources, balances well with Joel’s, who took over the family farm, and has since mentored scores of intern cohorts... ”Overcoming the Biggest Hurdle: FinancesOne of the biggest hurdles for first generation farmers is access to land, and finances in general...

    Categories: Agribusiness

    Become more profitable by understanding and controlling transaction costs

    By John Moody

    Published 11 months ago

    Imagine your farm or business handles six hundred thousand dollars per year. The transactions vary in size from a few dollars to a few hundred dollars for the most part. Thousands and thousands of transactions... Cash only has risks - handling large amounts of cash requires more frequent trips to the bank and if many people are handling transactions or have access to the funds, far more oversight to protect against loss and fraud... A business that doesn’t adapt to these changing times can still succeed, but its ability to access larger markets or certain types of customers is going to be very limited...

    Health Insurance - Options for one of America's most dangerous occupations

    By John Moody

    Published 11 months ago

    Farming is a risky business... Department of Agriculture-funded study, lack of access to affordable health insurance is one of the most significant concerns facing American farmers, an overlooked risk factor Should You Consider Buying Health Insurance From a Healthcare Sharing Ministry? Are you considering buying health insurance from a healthcare sharing ministry? Consumer Reports explains how these Christian-based membership programs work and why they may not cover your medical costs... Department of Agriculture-funded study, lack of access to affordable health insurance is one of the most significant concerns facing American farmers, an overlooked risk factor Should You Consider Buying Health Insurance From a Healthcare Sharing Ministry? Are you considering buying health insurance from a healthcare sharing ministry? Consumer Reports explains how these Christian-based membership programs work and why they may not cover your medical costs... Department of Agriculture-funded study, lack of access to affordable health insurance is one of the most significant concerns facing American farmers, an overlooked risk factor Should You Consider Buying Health Insurance From a Healthcare Sharing Ministry? Are you considering buying health insurance from a healthcare sharing ministry? Consumer Reports explains how these Christian-based membership programs work and why they may not cover your medical costs... But for the other 35-45% of farmers, how to access insurance affordably is an important issue to discuss, and one that is probably often on their mind...

    Improve Yields with Crop Scouting Apps

    By Cortney Farmer

    Published 12 months ago

    When consistently and correctly used, crop scouting technology offers:Centralized Data CollectionCapturing relevant intelligence in one place ensures that every level of your operation has access to what they need, whenever or wherever they need it... High-def mapping, notes, detailed summaries, and location queries – AgFiniti Mobile gives you on-the-go access to the field intelligence you need when you need it... When making your shortlist of options, consider:Smart DeviceThe device you'll use to access the program will play a key role in the selection process... Internet AccessAdditionally, many fields aren’t near WiFi signals or cell towers – and that's okay... You'll want to keep this in mind if some (or all) of your acres are in remote areas where you may not have Internet access...

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