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Posts tagged cover crops

January 18, 2016

 

corn field and combine

Growing Renewable Energy To Farm With Less Fossil Fuels

Food production consumes about a fifth of the U.S. energy supply. Some farmers are trying to cut back on the coal and gas used to grow our food.

November 10, 2015

 

rye grass and old corn crops

Nitrates A Costly, Persistent Problem For Small Towns

Nitrogen fertilizer on farm fields helps crops grow, but if there’s too much left over in the soil, it can pollute water supplies as nitrates.

October 15, 2015

 

beekeeper george Hegeman

Pumpkin Seed Pesto, Matt Ewer, More Meat Means More Land

Meet Green Bean's Matt Ewer, lifelong food entrepreneur. George Hegeman has tended bees all his life. And, making soil feel young again with cover crops.

October 15, 2015

 

farmers standing in a field

Farmers School Themselves On Soil Health, Revive Dying Dirt

The benefits of no-till and cover crops abound. Still, there are hurdles to making the move away from traditional farming.

October 9, 2015

 

corn on the husk

Environmental Markets Could Sell Farmers On Conservation

The USDA recently put $10 million behind grants to establish environmental markets, including one in Iowa to reduce nitrogen runoff.

August 6, 2014

 

Farmer John Schweiser

Farmers On The Prairie Work Through Modern Day Dust Bowl

While big swathes of the Great Plains have partially recovered from the extreme 2012 drought, some sections are still desperately dry.

August 29, 2013

Black Gold 

farm

Report: Government Could Have Avoided $1 Billion Crop Payout

The Natural Resources Defense Council suggests farmers could avoid major losses if they used practices that promote soil health.

December 8, 2012

Holidays 

wine glassses hung up

Keep It Classy, Foodies: Wine And Cheese For The Holidays

Brad Dunn gives tips for buying a nice bottle of wine this holiday season. Then Chef Daniel Orr makes two cheesy appetizers to enjoy with a glass or two.

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