As Ken Ferrie works with farmers, he often does what he calls a field map session each year with them.
As you would expect, the biggest factor in the conversation, on whether it’s productive, is quality maps.
Recently researchers at the University of Illinois announced what is a startling breakthrough in bioengineering. The best way to explain it is they hacked photosynthesis, and the impact on agriculture could be big.
The newly named chief conservationist of USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service, Matthew Lohr, is a fifth-generation Virginia farmer committed to creating opportunities for U.S. farmers, ranchers and growers.