Leaders of Michigan agricultural organizations said Thursday that the government should not have a “knee-jerk reaction” based on last weekend’s water ban in Toledo due to fertilizer run-off in Lake Erie.
Farmers using cover crops as a soil conservation method can remove much more corn stover per acre for biofuels or other uses, while potentially increasing their income, according to Purdue University research.
Monsanto Co. and The Climate Corp., its division, recently joined a roundtable of experts at the White House to share ideas and research approaches to help the world’s farmers manage and adapt to the impact of climate change on the global food supply.
As scientists prepare for the coming season of potential algae blooms on Lake Erie, nutrient service providers have been signing up for the 4R Nutrient Stewardship Certification program at a steady pace.
A new Stewardship Special Edition throws a light on how agricultural retailers and distributors in the U.S. and worldwide are demonstrating their commitment to the environment, safety and security, and facility best management practices.
Bayer Corp. has been named a 2014 Responsible Care Company of the Year by the American Chemistry Council, thanks in large part to its Drive Toward Zero initiative and North American Bayer Bee Care Center.
As agricultural retailers sign up for a voluntary certification to help farmers improve the long-term quality of Lake Erie’s water, newly announced grant funding will help share the impact of the 4R practices the program preaches.
Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack has announced $33 million in assistance will be provided to farmers and ranchers to make conservation improvements that will improve water quality in 174 watersheds, including Chesapeake, Great Lakes, Gulf of Mexico and Mississippi.