Iowa farmers say water-quality regulation a key concern

· August 30, 2018

In farming, almost every action we take comes with some amount of risk. That includes the adoption of water-quality improvements. In a report by the Center for Rural Affairs, Iowa farmers said that potential regulation and the risk associated with that was a top concern when considering water quality practices. The report, “Catching Waves: Farmers […]

Dairy farm’s water-recycling system a game-changer for agriculture

· August 24, 2018

Coldstream Farms of Deming, Washington, a family farm in the northwest corner of the state, is working to turn their 2,500-cow dairy into a zero-waste business with a cutting-edge filtration system that will transform the cow manure into clean water. On average, the cows at Coldstream Farms produce about 60,000 gallons of cow manure a […]

Oregon authorities investigating cattle deaths after water cut off

· August 9, 2018

An Oregon county sheriff’s department is investigating the death of seven cows after someone cut off their water supply. The Umatilla County Sheriff’s Office took to Facebook earlier this week to warn livestock owners in the area to check their water tanks. The UCSO said they received reports from some cattle growers primarily in the […]

K-State: Could we genetically select cattle for drought?

· July 17, 2018

Kansas State University researchers say they are making steady progress on a study that will help define how water intake relates to a cow’s ability to adapt to drought or heat stress. Megan Rolf, an assistant professor of animal breeding and genetics, says the cattle industry has sparse information on how much water individual cattle […]

John Deere sets 2022 sustainability goals

· June 6, 2018

John Deere has set its sights on a robust set of sustainability goals that the company and its employees will work to achieve by the end of fiscal year 2022. “The 2022 Sustainability Goals address John Deere’s commitment to an ever-changing world and the need to protect its most valuable resources – both natural and […]

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