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Sign Up Open for the 2022 USDA Ag Census

The Census of Agriculture is designed to be a complete count of U.S. farms, ranches and operators. The agency defines a farm as anywhere $1,000 or more of fruit, vegetables or food animals are raised or sold.


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FBN Planting Report: Clarity in Volatile Global Markets

Farmers Business Network (FBN), San Carlos, California, on March 30 released its 2022 Planting Report. The FBN Planting Report provides one of the first major survey-based estimates of U.S. farmers’ planting intentions for the year and those market implications, based on more than 2,000 responses responsible for 4.2 million acres across 40 states.


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[Podcast] How to Quantify the Benefits of Cover Crops with USDA’s Steven Mirsky

In this episode of the <em>Strip-Till Farmer</em> podcast, brought to you by Terrasym by NewLeaf Symbiotics, associate editor Sarah Hill talks with Steven Mirsky, Research Ecologist, USDA Agricultural Research Service, about adopting covers with site-specific management, how growers can quantify the benefits of cover crops, how cover crop genetics have improved in the last decade and more.
In this episode of the Strip-Till Farmer podcast, brought to you by Terrasym by NewLeaf Symbiotics, associate editor Sarah Hill talks with Steven Mirsky, Research Ecologist, USDA Agricultural Research Service, about adopting covers with site-specific management, how growers can quantify the benefits of cover crops, how cover crop genetics have improved in the last decade and more.
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USDA to Spend $1 Billion For Climate Funding, Including Strip-Till

Projects must focus on the on-farm, on-ranch or forest production of commodities and show reductions of greenhouse gas (GHG) emission or carbon sequestration as a benefit. The project description specifically mentions cover crops, no-till and low-till among the projects favored for selection, but indicates they won’t be enough by themselves.


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