General Agricultural News

Nov 27, 2015
A Michigan study suggests you can use soil quality factors to predict a response to gypsum.
To avoid steep exit taxes when retiring from agriculture, readers consider charitable remainder trusts. Here are answers on how to establish one.
Soil health is going to get a lot of focus in the coming week. World Soil Day is Dec. 4 and will be celebrated by the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization. Around that time, a new soil-health institute will be launched in the U.S. Meanwhile, the Soil Health Partnership is slowly expanding its reach as well.
Nov 25, 2015
Last May, EPA announced in a response to litigation by the petroleum industry that the agency would make the call on the renewable fuel blend volumes by Nov. 30. As a result, the 2014, 2015 and 2016 Renewable Volume Obligations (RVOs) are expected to be issued before Tuesday.
Farmers may need to wait longer to control problem weeds with Dow's Enlist Duo herbicide and seed package. EPA asked a court for the authority to revoke registration of the herbicide in order to re-evaluate how glyphosate and 2,4-D behave in the environment.
Family rifts are seldom resolved but can be managed with rules for engagement and on-going communication.
Nov 24, 2015
Compared to 1980 application rates, corn growers have slashed total NPK use per bushel by half, fertilizer industry research shows.
As CFTC seeks to prevent a major market disruption and to bring more algorithmic traders under its regulatory umbrella, livestock producers wonder if the proposed rule on automated trading could reign in some of the volatility that's roiled the cattle and hog markets since Labor Day.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's proposed ban of the insecticide chlorpyrifos comes at a time when farmers have many tools in the tool box.

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