Sustainable Agriculture en The future of farming <div class="node-body article-body">Industry leaders have a no-holes-barred discussion on agriculture’s major challenges, and what farmers and corporations need to do to feed the coming groundswell of people.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Precision Farming Sustainable Agriculture Mon, 08 Dec 2014 19:25:00 +0000 74771 at <p><strong>Panelists (from left)</strong></p> <p><strong>Joshua Hofheimer (panel moderator)</strong>, ag sector partner, Sidley Austin</p> <p><strong>Brook Porter</strong>, partner, Kleiner Perkins Caufield &amp; Byers, dedicated to growth funds and macro trends in agriculture</p> <p><strong>John Sorenson</strong>, president and CEO, Vestaron Corp., a biopesticides company</p> <p><strong>Laura Shenkar</strong>, founder and principal of Artemis Water Strategy, a water tech&shy;nology and strategy firm that helps cli&shy;ents protect against shortages (Clients have included Wal-Mart, Intel and IBM.)</p> <p><strong>Philippe Herve</strong>, vice president and global head of R&amp;D Alliance Manage&shy;ment, Bayer CropScience</p> <p><strong>Harry Stine</strong>, Iowa farmer and president and founder of Stine Seed Co., the larg&shy;est independent seed company in the U.S. (Stine was the conference&rsquo;s keynote speaker, and was an impromptu addition to the panel.)</p> Jodie Wehrspann Will 11 agricultural technologies feed the growing population? <div class="node-body blog-body">Food Security in a World of Natural Resource Scarcity is an important tool for targeting current and future investment decisions.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/farm-industry-news-blog">Farm Industry News Blog</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Biotech Traits Management Farm Industry News Blog Thu, 20 Feb 2014 18:00:00 +0000 69941 at Water quality trading markets could offer new income stream <div class="node-body article-body"><p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Economic solutions have been a solid tool for achieving environmental goals. Perhaps the most famous is the idea of power plants trading pollution credits, but there&rsquo;s one for water that could benefit your farm.</p> <p>USDA and EPA recently announced they are working together to support the development of water quality trading markets. These markets are expected to provide farmers and ranchers with new income opportunities, in addition to enhancing water quality and conservation.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Bioenergy Sustainable Agriculture Mon, 03 Feb 2014 21:10:00 +0000 69751 at <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>An upstream small dam, terraces, buffer strips, grass plantings and other conservation measures are part of a project designed to improve the quality of water entering Union Grove Lake in Tama County, Iowa.</p> Photos: USDA NRCS Big food companies make moves to source sustainably <div class="node-body article-body">Field to Market: The Alliance for Sustainable Agriculture is seeing more clearly the need for and value of sustainable crop production.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Sustainable Agriculture Tue, 10 Dec 2013 15:57:00 +0000 69051 at <p>Farmers can create their own farm Fieldprint with the Field to Market online calculator tool, allowing them to enhance on-farm sustainability by looking at a range of factors.</p> Farming in Switzerland <div class="node-body blog-body"><p> Today&nbsp;Robert Kaufmann, president EurAgEng, invited us to attend the&nbsp;AgEng 2014 conference, an internal conference on agricultural engineering,&nbsp;held every two years Europe. The conference looks at the engineering advancements being made in Europe&rsquo;s ag sector, primarily in the areas of resource efficiency and making farming more sustainable.</p> <p> A bunch of different topics are covered. Among them: biomass and renewable energy, machinery automation, controlled traffic farming, animal welfare, and grassland and fertilizer management.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/farm-industry-news-blog">Farm Industry News Blog</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Farm Equipment Bioenergy Sustainable Agriculture Precision Farming Conferences Farm Equipment Farm Industry News Blog Thu, 30 May 2013 16:02:00 +0000 64982 at Survey results show Illinois soybean farmers score high on sustainability <div class="node-body article-body"><p> A new study from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and the National Sustainable Soybean Initiative, funded in part by the Illinois soybean checkoff, shows most soybean farmers are ahead of the curve when it comes to applying sustainable production methods.</p> <p> <strong><a href=";mediaCenterID=1869" target="_blank">Read the full release from Illinois Soybean Association here.</a></strong></p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Management Mon, 27 May 2013 23:59:00 +0000 64862 at Crop rotation is far more common than continuous planting <div class="field-byline"> Source: USDA </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The data shows that continuous cropping is not nearly as common as crop rotation.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Management Mon, 15 Apr 2013 22:13:00 +0000 63901 at Alfalfa-corn rotation can be beneficial for some farmers. Poet says its corn stover removal rates are sustainable <div class="node-body blog-body"><p> Bioenergy producer Poet-DSM last week issued a response to a Purdue report stating that removing corn stover from fields can have negative effects on the environment, such as greenhouse gas emissions and erosion. Poet stated that the levels of stover removal instituted in its contracts with corn growers are below the amount found to increase soil erosion or have measurable affects on nitrogen loss.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/farm-industry-news-blog">Farm Industry News Blog</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Ethanol Sustainable Agriculture Energy Crop Fuel Farm Industry News Blog Mon, 25 Mar 2013 01:44:00 +0000 63541 at Bayer CropScience holds forum to discuss the future of agriculture <div class="node-body article-body"><p> Last week Farm Industry News editors travelled to Kissimmee, Fla., to take part in Bayer CropScience&rsquo;s 8<sup>th</sup> Annual Ag Issues Forum. Topics included consumer activism and its impact on agriculture, global food trends, attracting and retaining the next generation of farmers, and pioneering sustainability as U.S. agriculture strives to feed a growing world population from a finite amount of farmland.</p> <p> Bayer provided this summary of the two-day event.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Herbicides Management Fri, 08 Mar 2013 13:55:00 +0000 63181 at Stanford organic farming study sparks giant squabble <div class="field-byline"> Source: Western Farm Press </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div class="summary"> <p> A recent study from Stanford on organic farming has sparked a movement to have its findings rescinded. The study said organic fruits and vegetables were on average no more nutritious than traditionally grown crops.</p> <p> <a href=";Issue=WFP-01_20120919_WFP-01_539&amp;;YM_MID=1340553">Read the full story from Western Farm Press, a Farm Industry News sister publication, here</a>.</p> </div> </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div> Shop/Office Organic Farming Thu, 20 Sep 2012 13:44:00 +0000 59471 at