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  • Why Hemp Isn’t Going to Save the US Farmer (But How It Could)

    By The Crossover

    Published Aug 16, 2019 

    In late 2018, a new farm bill was passed that legalized the production of hemp as an agricultural commodity while also removing it from the list of “controlled substances”. The Gold Rush of the modern farming era was on... In the mid-2000s, peanuts and switchgrass were new crops introduced to South Carolina (peanuts used to operate under a government quota/allotment program). Peanuts were able to tap into an existing infrastructure and supply chain, while switchgrass was not... I haven’t seen switchgrass grown in years...

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  • Why Hemp Isn’t Going to Save the US Farmer (But How It Could)

    By The Crossover

    Published Aug 16, 2019 

    In late 2018, a new farm bill was passed that legalized the production of hemp as an agricultural commodity while also removing it from the list of “controlled substances”. The Gold Rush of the modern farming era was on... In the mid-2000s, peanuts and switchgrass were new crops introduced to South Carolina (peanuts used to operate under a government quota/allotment program). Peanuts were able to tap into an existing infrastructure and supply chain, while switchgrass was not... I haven’t seen switchgrass grown in years...

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  • Posted By Kosona Chriv
    Dec 15, 2016 

    Switchgrass May Be a Good Option for Farmers Who Have Lost Fertile Topsoil

    A study from the University of Missouri College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources has found that switchgrass, which is a perennial plant and used commonly for biofuel, improves soil quality and can be grown on farms that have lost fertile topsoil. Stephen Anderson, the William A. Albrecht Distinguished Professor of Soil Science at MU, says that switchgrass may be a good option for farmers who have challenges with growing other crops, provided a good market is available for switchgrass.

    Photo: The MU researchers studied plots with varying amounts of topsoil. Each plot included corn, soybeans and switchgrass. They found that switchgrass grew well in areas without topsoil and actually improved the soil in those areas. (credit: University of Missouri)
    https://adalidda.net/posts/YbojA6e56HuiwovyT/switchgrass-may-be-a-good-option-for-farmers-who-have-lost
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    Posted By Cattle Group
    May 28, 2018 

    http://www.deltafarmpress.com/livestock/switchgrass-may-offer-potential-native-grass-pastures

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    Posted By Fertility And Soils
    Jan 20, 2017 

    "Erosion is a major problem on many farms – and one with a cascading effect. Not only does it deplete the farm of a valuable resource, it also creates downstream problems due to nutrient runoff. A new study from the University of Missouri shows that switchgrass could be a good option for curbing the negative effects of erosion, and may even prove to bring positive economic returns as a biofuel crop."
    http://www.agprofessional.com/news/industry/switchgrass-answer
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