While tile drainage doesn’t typically have a huge impact on soil health, soil health can have a major impact on how well a subsurface drainage system performs.
A big part of the focus at Brey Cycle Farm has become environmental stewardship. They continually adjust their efforts to improve the land and water.
Although it’s “officially” spring according to the calendar, it may be a bit too early for me to extend my congratulations to you for making it through what many of us would call a rough winter. We’re close, but I certainly don’t want to jinx it. Depending on where you’re located, winter is still hanging […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 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 […]