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Soil health is good for Oregon's farms, economy and environment: Guest opinion

If you have trouble thinking of the last time Congress worked across the aisle for the common good, here's a recent example: the Senate Farm Bill. The bi-partisan bill that just passed contains provis... read more

How data produces economic and environmental benefit for America’s farms

Farmers understand the need to be good environmental stewards ... Some on-farm research — using sound scientific and statistical principles — is already demonstrating value for improving soil health a... read more

Greenspace: State soil health specialist finds soil 'deeply mysterious'

The Post Bulletin asked her a few questions about soil health and how her work will impact farmers in Southeast Minnesota. What got you interested in studying soil? I worked on small farms for a numbe... read more

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Farmers take part in Earth Day every day

These folks are all filled with good ... on the soil or nutrients that don’t leave my farm. The data gathered by the Soil Health Partnership, a farmer-led initiative of the National Corn Growers Assoc... read more

Guest Opinion: Groups stood up to protect farm land

In the 1970s through the early 1990s many Jackson County rural landowners requested a rezoning of agriculturally zoned land that had what they called “poor soils ... those lands were not good for grow... read more

Carney: Soil & Water office can help with farm dilemmas

The current system in Iowa of 100 conservation districts was originally established in 1940 in the wake of the Dust Bowl to promote soil conservation ... practices might be a good fight for your prope... read more

New report says Oregon's farmland is valuable for more than what grows on it

The 2007 U.S. Census of Agriculture, the most recent year available, showed the county had gross farm sales of $311 million and ... A Perpetual Investment in Oregon's Economy and Environment." read more

Mulch to know about life in the garden

Mulching is defined as covering the soil ... good thing can be bad – really bad! I once heard the phrase, the mis-mulching of America, referring to volcano mulching around trees. This piling of mulch ... read more

Don’t delete agriculture from subdivision review process

But fertile soils are rare, and quality farmland is irreplaceable. Once it is gone, it’s gone for good. SB147 disregards the long-term benefits agriculture provides our economy and our communities. Wo... read more

Timely rains key for recovery of frostbitten corn in Dane County area

“Their rule is they won’t shortchange themselves with the alfalfa crops,” said Ted Bay, the UW-Extension crops and soils specialist for Green and Lafayette counties. Smaller farms wait longer ... time ... read more

Debating Trump’s energy policy: The Clean Power Plan is a good deal for America’s economy

environmental protection, public health and national security, to name a few. But as a businessman who likes to “make the best deals,” he should do so because the Clean Power Plan is a good deal for A... read more

Oregon approves developer's plan to move contaminated soil

(AP) — Oregon ... during soil removal or trucking. They also will require the developer to use dust-control measures. Elizabeth Sagmiller, environmental and technical division manager for the city of ... read more

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