Renewable Farming

Month: December 2020

The dangers of blindly believing “official” medical mandates

The U.S. government’s updated dietary guidelines reject a scientific panel’s urging to cut sugar and alcoholic intake. How much pressure did corporate food processors apply on USDA and Health and Human Services? What other medical mandates are endangering your family because of political pressures, such as lockdowns and masks? December 29, 2020  By Jerry Carlson — At …

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AgriEnergy opens a new chapter at two seminars, Jan. 14 and 28

Biological farming will get another boost Jan. 14 and 28, with AgriEnergy seminars at Ft. Wayne, IN and Cedar Falls, IA. Manager Dean Craine will describe a “new chapter” in AgriEnergy’s life since the venture’s first seminar — held in a machine shed on the farm at Princeton, IL in 1987. December 23, 2020. By Jerry Carlson — …

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More corn yield contest winners adopting Renewable Farming principles

This year’s National Corn Yield Contest winner is Don Stall of Charlotte, MI, with 476.91 bu. per acre in the conventional irrigated corn category. For a list of all 2020 corn yield contest winners, here’s the link.  You can see details about this year’s contest winners described by Emily Unglesbee on DTN at this link. But we want to …

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First-year Fulltec Impulse data: 8.31 bu. gain in corn, 6.99 bu. gain in beans

Spraytec, a Brazilian fertility firm with years of experience, tested a new foliar called Fulltec Impulse across the Midwest this season. Results from six corn trials in Iowa, South Dakota and Illinois: An average yield gain of 8.31 bushels. Six soybean field tests from Iowa, South Dakota, North Dakota, Indiana and Ohio averaged a gain …

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A mother lode of yield-building field research swims into our ken

In the next few weeks, we’ll begin extracting highlights of a massive database called “Practical Farm Research” generated by Beck’s Hybrids. This huge annual research project started in 2016. The 2020 report is almost 300 pages of tightly summarized data on field results from tests with roughly 200 products and techniques. Beck’s PFR book cover December 11, 2020 …

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At Senate hearing, doctor describes controversial Covid-19 preventive and treatment

Ivermectin has proven safe as an anti-parasitic drug for people and animals, used worldwide for many years. Until recently you could buy it at Tractor Supply and other farm stores in a formulation intended for livestock. But on Dec. 8, ivermectin became explosively controversial (Facebook banned doctors’ Senate testimony) when the U.S. Senate Committee on Homeland Security …

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Higher corn, soybean prices encouraging growers to push for higher 2021 yields

Dan Basse, president of AgResource Company, said today on AgWeb that the recent sudden shift in the corn market is unrivaled. “Four-dollar corn is the new reality for 2020. While the March contract seems to struggle to push past $4.40, the price switch is demand driven.  “If I look back in my 40 years of being in …

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