Soil health is among the most important foundations for sustaining plants, humans and animals. Only living things can have “health,” so viewing soil as a living, breathing ecosystem reflects a shift in the way soil is observed and managed.
When it was new, the window sticker price on a typical 2019 Toyota Tacoma SR double cab pickup was just under $29,000. Two years later, dealers are paying almost $1,000 more than that to buy the same vehicle, even though it’s used.
A multi-year cover crop project by the Marshall-Putnam Farm Bureau and partners was featured in a field day. The event was part of Illinois Farm Bureau’s Nutrient Stewardship Field Days held this summer across the state.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture will invest up to $17 million for conservation partners to help protect and restore critical wetlands on agricultural lands through the Wetland Reserve Enhancement Partnership.
Saving Tomorrow’s Agriculture Resources, an initiative developed by farmers for farmers, announced open enrollment for the 2021 crop year with a new web app that provides results from field evaluation forms in real-time.
Starting in the 2011-2012 growing season, a powdery orange fungus called coffee leaf rust spread like wildfire throughout Latin America and Central America, damaging crops on 70% of farms and causing more than $3.2 billion in damage.
Historic Farm Days gives visitors a glimpse into how farms operated in past decades. “I want everyone to be able to see how it was done years ago with the equipment at the show and our museum of household items,” said Chuck Stelter, president of the I&I Antique Tractor and Gas Engine Club.