Renewable Farming

Month: December 2021

A captive country in search of its soul

On December 25, 1991, Mikhail Gorbachev signed a pact officially dissolving the Soviet Union and ending his role as President of the USSR. I was in Moscow that December. I’d planned to report how Russia intended to privatize 700 million acres of communist-controlled farmland. Instead, I filed Pro farmer reports on the USSR’s catastrophic collapse. December 30, 2021 By Jerry Carlson Amid the past two years …

A captive country in search of its soul Read More »

Renewable Farming principles get another boost: Mitch Hora named to Forbes “30 under 30”

Washington, IA ag consultant Mitchell Hora has been honored in Forbes magazine’s prestigious “30 under 30” list for 2022. It’s more than a recognition for a third-generation farmer/innovator. It’s recognition of renewable farming’s potential for social and environmental impact nationwide. Dec. 21, 2021: By Jerry Carlson   Since 2019, we’ve videotaped and interviewed Mitch Hora at ag seminars. The most current …

Renewable Farming principles get another boost: Mitch Hora named to Forbes “30 under 30” Read More »

15 tons of dry cattle manure per acre lifted corn yields 40 to 50 bu./acre

We’re guesstimating that one of our mid-Iowa WakeUP clients added at least $100 per acre to his corn profit on the strips where he spread 15 tons of dry feedlot manure last spring.  December 14, 2021 Fortunately a large feedlot is about 5 minutes away from this field, and the lot operator was willing to deliver and …

15 tons of dry cattle manure per acre lifted corn yields 40 to 50 bu./acre Read More »