Green manure crops – like clover and other legumes – add nitrogen to the soil, allowing farmers to save on fertilizer costs and reduce greenhouse gas emissions. In this animated video, learn how green manure crops add nitrogen to the soil, reduce greenhouse gas emissions and how they fit onto Corn Belt farms.
Climate change is redrawing the agricultural map of the United States. As corn becomes less economically viable with changing Midwestern weather patterns, farmers look to a more diverse future.
How does nitrate get into our water? How can we keep it in our farm fields where it can do the most good? Learn more in this animated video explaining how nitrate affects water quality and how farming practices can help.
Climate-friendly practices can increase yields while improving ecosystem of farms, scientists say.
There are real concerns a combination of climate change, conflict, and post-COVID-19 supply chain problems could lead to an availability issue in the coming years–but we’re not there yet.
Almost a third of hogs in the US are now raised in Iowa but a new report questions whether that’s good for residents or local economies.
Promoting early season plant cover, primarily through the use of cover crops, can be more effective at reducing pest density and crop damage than insecticide applications, according to a Penn State-led team of researchers.
Common Ground, Part I: How organic and regenerative agriculture are revitalizing rural Montana economies.
“In both experiments, untreated soybean seed was more profitable than neonicotinoid + fungicide treated seed.”