Renewable Farming

Month: April 2020

Strategies of farmers who are shaving costs while building yields

This spring opens Year 12 in our adventure with WakeUP as an ideal, non-toxic surfactant and penetrant “helper” for farmers who are redirecting their crop-growing strategy toward healthier soil, resilient yield capability and lower costs. This report lists common characteristics of these farmers’ management strategies. April 29, 2020 — Probably our family’s biggest satisfaction over the decade has …

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Over 300,000 people join online “Food Revolution Summit” starting today

Today at noon Central time, the Food Revolution Network opens its ninth “Food Revolution Summit” — a webinar featuring 25 of the world’s leading agricultural, health and nutrition specialists. April 25, 2020 — Over nine years, the founders of the Food Revolution Network, John Roberts and son Ocean, have built a following of hundreds of thousands …

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Seven Midwest meat packing plants closed; processors scramble for workarounds

That toilet paper panic was just a skirmish. American meat processing plant managers are racing to protect workforces in U.S. beef and pork processing plants: Seven large meatpacking facilities have shut down in the Midwest due to covid-19 cases among workers. The latest closure is our IBP/Tyson pork plant in Waterloo, which has a capacity …

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Biological farming pioneer stresses four key nutrients for profitable yields

Gary Zimmer is a dairy nutritionist who started the consulting firm Midwest Bio-Ag in southwest Wisconsin some 35 years ago. He pours out vital crop nutrition ideas at 350 words a minute, with gusts up to 400. Over three decades, he earned the label as a “father of biological farming.” April 22, 2020  By Jerry Carlson — Gary is one …

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Foliar fertilizing: More yield, less fertilizer cost — if you know and follow the principles

American yield contest winners and leading farmers in Britain and the European Union have one management trait in common: They foliar-feed crops with small, precise amounts of nutrients through the entire growing season. If it’s green, they spray it. April 23, 2020 — This week, several new insights on foliar-feeding showed up here at Renewable …

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“We have seen an unparalleled surge in garden seed orders…”

… and we are temporarily not accepting new orders as we focus on filling existing orders.”  That’s the online message posted on the Seed Savers Exchange website March 27. The heritage seed organization is rushing to reopen new-order acceptance as soon as possible. April 8, 2020  By Jerry Carlson —  Garden seed firms across America are …

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