Renewable Farming

Month: January 2022

Argentina, Australia, Southern Africa could see crop losses as Tonga eruption dust spreads

YouTube blogger David Dubyne is posting a series of reports on the dust and sulphur dioxide cloud circling the Southern Hemisphere following the Jan. 15 volcanic eruption near Tonga in the South Pacific. The analyst posted this 13-minute video on his Adapt 2030 channel. He guesstimates that crops could be damaged significantly in Argentina, Australia and South Africa. The comments start …

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Major positive messages emerge as Covid vax mandates begin to crumble

For two years we’ve scrambled to tell farmers some good news signaling an end to Covid contagion and our government’s blind mandates for gene-therapy injections while barring known, effective early treatments.  January 24, 2022:  Commentary by Jerry Carlson  Finally, two major breakthroughs flashed in Washington last weekend and today: First, on Sunday more than 30,000 Americans peacefully …

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Canadian truckers’ “Freedom Convoy” goes global

As of Jan. 22, all non-U.S. citizens entering the U.S. from Canada and Mexico must present proof they’re fully vaccinated against Covid-19. Canada imposed a similar barrier Jan. 16. Supply disruptions are already rippling across North America. In response, Canadian truckers launched a 40-mile-long convoy of trucks from Vancouver to Ottawa in protest. Now the concept is arousing enthusiasm …

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7 ways to shave fertilizer and chemical costs for 2022 corn and beans

For over a decade, we’ve encouraged farmers to transition to biologically based Renewable Farming, or even certified organic, to get resilient against shocks of higher prices or regulatory shocks. Corn and soybean growers who’ve successfully transitioned to organic farming are able to cushion against this season’s explosion of fertilizer and chemical prices. They’re also able to budget cash bids of $9.50 corn …

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45 AgriEnergy Solutions field reps attend webinar on helping you profit in 2022

Yesterday’s AgriEnergy Solutions webinar with the firm’s nationwide sales team reaffirmed AgriEnergy’s ability to field reliable products and solid education. At 85, I’m  definitely the oldest rep on AgriEnergy’s nationwide map. In 1990 I traveled the West with AgriEnergy founder Dave Larson, and wrote a LandOwner Newsletter about one of the first “biological farming” consultant conferences that fall. In …

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Farmers who influence local policies can change our entire nation’s course

Historically, independent farm families have always provided the backbone of freedom and democracy in America. Yet today, many of our farm-based friends tell us their greatest anxiety is not making a profit, it’s the divisive dictates pouring out of Washington. These mandates divide us, discourage us, and threaten to disable us. Your neighbor may say, “But I can’t do anything …

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How cover crops rebuild soil biological life in a corn-soybean rotation

As 2022 opens, an encouraging sight here in northeast Iowa is bright green cover-crop fields scattered among fall-tilled cornfields and bare fields of soybean stubble. Our guess is about five out of 100 fields of corn or soybeans were planted to covers this fall. Mostly cereal rye. January 3, 2022:  When we encourage our WakeUP clients to …

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