Late Monday evening, a plant fire broke out in the Weaver Fertilizer Plant in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, causing 6,500 residents to evacuate.
If farmers can get paid for an ecosystem service of carbon sequestration, while improving their soil’s ability for a greater return on investment, why not?
Applying dry fertilizer and other nutrients across a wide variety of crop and field applications can now be more precise with the new John Deere DN495 G5 Dry Spinner Spreader for the F4365 High-Capacity Nutrient Applicator. The DN495 G5 Dry Spinner Spreader, available as a factory-installed option for model year 2019 machines, features full side-to-side […]
Ohio farmers in eight Maumee River watersheds could face a whole new regulatory reality in their daily farm operations following Governor John Kasich’s announcement of a new Executive Order Wednesday. The order will likely dictate nutrient management including fertilizer and manure applications. The order directs a number of state agencies, including the Ohio Environmental Protection […]
Minnesota Governor Mark Dayton is providing some much needed relief for Minnesota farmers behind in planting. Governor Dayton has signed an Emergency Executive Order 18-07, to deliver emergency relief from regulations incorporated in Minnesota Statutes, section 221.0314, subdivision 9, pertaining to hours of service for motor carriers and drivers delivering fertilizers in Minnesota. Due to […]
Following 17 public meetings that engaged over 1,500 farmers, landowners, and other Minnesotans in conversations across the state, Governor Mark Dayton and Minnesota Agriculture Commissioner Dave Frederickson last week proposed a new groundwater protection measure. The proposal would help reduce elevated nitrate levels in groundwater and ensure more Minnesota residents have clean, safe, reliable drinking […]
For producers using manure as a natural fertilizer, calculating the right manure application rate can be a time-consuming process. However that’s not the case in Illinois anymore — the state now has an app for that. Dr. Ted Funk, Agricultural Engineering Consultant for the Illinois Pork Producers Association has been charged with developing an Illinois […]
Washington State University researchers have figured out a way to ‘make lemonade from lemons’ with manure. Over the next two years, WSU scientists will build and operate a mobile system to fully develop a phosphorous-rich fertilizer. The “Mobile System for Nutrient (Phosphorus) Recovery and Cost Efficient Nutrient Transport” project will build and operate a mobile […]