Renewable Farming

Month: November 2019

Digital test instruments will soon reveal nutritional quality of food — instantly

Here’s a harvest scenario which could occur on your farm surprisingly soon: Your yield monitor flashes upwards of 300 bu. per acre; test weights stay above 60 pounds: moisture a comfortable 18%. Separately, a special “lab” cubicle in your combine pulls a corn sample from the hopper every five acres, grinds it and quickly makes a detailed …

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Look closer: We have several reasons to give thanks this holiday season

This Thanksgiving winds down a season of bad weather, low prices and poor yields which Farm Journal columnist John Phipps describes as nearly burying thankfulness beneath losses, grief and despair. Hopefully, John cites the science of “cognitive behavior therapy” as helpful: “Not feeling thankful this holiday? Then just fake it. That’s right. Act like you …

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More reasons to watch the climate-change contrarians as a guide to your farming future

    Whenever I’ve seen the James Delingpole byline on a climate-change article, I read it immediately. I know he will be accurate, revealing, and spiced with keen-edged British humor.  That was verified again Nov. 17 when James once again documented why “Climategate” persists as the “biggest scandal in the history of climate science.”  I encourage you — for the sake …

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