Renewable Farming

Month: June 2021

Soil Health Academy’s newest webinar: “Your Regenerative Ag Questions Answered”

The webinar starting at 7 p.m. Central July 1 gives you personal access to five world-renowned experts on renewing soil health and restoring your bottom-line profitability. June 30, 2021 By Jerry Carlson You can question experienced advisors like David Kleinschmidt, Gabe Brown, Shane New, Kathy Richburg and Allen Williams live, online. (See nearby photo) The Soil …

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Foliar feeding expert emphasizes need for an effective surfactant

On June 24, I jumped at the chance to join a conference call with two of agriculture’s most capable crop consultants: Albion Minerals agronomist Tracey Kay based at Mesa, AZ and longtime friend Bob Streit of Central Iowa Agronomics, Boone, Iowa.  (The teleconference was arranged by consultant Jerry Scheppele of Garnavillo, IA and his distributor Terry …

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“Toxic Legacy” book on glyphosate by Stephanie Seneff: The next “Silent Spring?”

On July 1, MIT scientist Stephanie Seneff, PhD, releases her new book: Toxic Legacy — How the weedkiller glyphosate is destroying our health and the environment. June 25, 2021  You can read a substantial preview of the Kindle version free on Amazon at this link.  Dr. Seneff’s website also shows several sources where you can …

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Rain lilies sensed today’s “survival shower” coming to Iowa

Our first-season experience with rain lilies foretold today’s showers across much of central and eastern Iowa.  Our lilies were a gift last fall from a friend, Hal Brown of Windy Lane Farms, Mulberry, Indiana. June 20, 2021 By Jerry Carlson  The story of these lilies in America actually began in 1738 when the first of Hal Brown’s immigrant ancestors, then …

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“Green” urban elites are killing Kern County. Is your county next?

Kern County is the food and oil heart which long ago branded California as the “Land of fruits and nuts.” But now, California’s virtue-signaling politicians are intent on choking this economic powerhouse with climate-change edicts.  June 20, 2021 We’re alerting you to this Western battle because policies festering in Sacramento often go viral across America. Our source for this heads-up …

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Three “bio” products you can use to help crops endure through dry-weather stretches

Why doesn’t it ever rain on our farm? Here in northeast Iowa, we’ve watched storm images on radar all spring, and usually the rain systems veer off to the south and east. Or sometimes north. We hear the same anxieties from farmers asking, “Is there anything I can do to help my corn and beans hold …

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How to “Bio-Ensure” corn and soybeans against hot, dry weather

We’re seeing farmers’ interest in microbes proven to help crops cope with hot, dry weather. For good reasons. Today’s lead AgWeb feature: “As Heat Builds, Current Drought Conditions Already Exceed Devastating 2012 Season.” June 14, 2021  Fortunately, we can provide you two foliar-applied, drought-buffering products for crops. They’re live fungi and bacteria which weren’t available in 2012. We’ve studied …

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We celebrate the U.S. flag every day, on every carton of WakeUP

People driving past our farm today will see a row of American flags fluttering above our pasture beside the road. It’s our salute to Flag Day. June 14, 2021  But in a broader sense, we celebrate the U.S. flag every day. It’s displayed on every carton of WakeUP shipped to clients across the country and overseas. (See the label on our …

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Underlying vulnerability to Covid-19: A lesson from “Mad Cow” disease

We’ve listened to the theories of what caused Covid-19 and wonder why so few are asking the basic questions: How does a land get so toxic that it cannot feed its people? How do the people of that land lose their immune systems? June 12, 2021 by Jill Carlson   We started asking such questions in 1996 …

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Crop Consultant Streit emphasizes need to help crops deal with moisture stress

  Crop consultant Bob Streit based in Boone, IA allows us to select and publish comments from his weekly updates to clients, primarily in Iowa. Today, Bob describes in detail that the 2021 corn and soybean crops face stress challenges. June 8, 2021 We’ve also encouraged Midwest growers to provide “stress resistant” support to corn and soybeans, …

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