Renewable Farming

Month: February 2022

How endophytes can defend your 2022 yields against weather stress

High grain prices and high input costs mean that good, consistent yields are critical to your bottom line this season. If dry weather threatens the western Corn Belt this summer, cash corn and beans could exceed 2012 highs. Here’s how you can help your crops endure through stress. February 28, 2022: Last year, farmers around the world protected 2,225,000 …

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Wheat and oats desiccated with glyphosate could become unsaleable for food use

Malting barley was the first small grain rejected because of glyphosate residues. Growers were spraying glyphosate as barley reached maturity, for uniform drying and burning down green weeds. However, one Roundup patent covers its use as an antimicrobial. February 22, 2022 By Jerry Carlson Beer brewers found that glyphosate residues in glyphosate-dessicated barley impairs fermentation. As our friend Howard Vlieger puts …

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Consultant Bob Streit: Potential exists for a wild ride this crop season

Geopolitical turmoil, fertilizer shortages, South American drought, higher grain prices — Consultant Bob Streit’s advisory to clients attempts to put uncertainties into perspective. February 21, 2022 By Bob Streit  The shortest month of the year seems to be streaking by; March will be here soon. The days will be longer and the temps will be warming up. …

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This Florida family is growing into a highly profitable market niche

One of the most encouraging growers we’ve met recently is Matt Cruce, who’s expanding his family’s citrus grove in northern Florida near Madison.  He’s launching this family-oriented venture at a time when Florida’s citrus production is dropping sharply from “Citrus Greening” disease and other economic forces. This winter, we eagerly ate through 60 pounds of …

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266-bu. per acre organic corn, worth $10 per bu. — with minimum costs

The first organic cornfield pictured here is near Topeka, Indiana. It yielded 266 bu. per acre. Value: $10 per bushel. $2,660 per acre. No chemical or herbicide cost.  February 12, 2022: By Jerry Carlson  AgriEnergy Solutions agronomist Ken Musselman showed this photo to farmers at an organic crop production meeting Feb. 10. Farmers at the meeting in West Union, IA confirmed …

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Beck’s Practical Farm Research reports could enhance your ROI

For decades, university ag economists told us, “Labor is expensive. Power is cheap.” So farmers substituted capital for labor. Now it’s time to substitute intelligence for capital. February 9, 2022: By Jerry Carlson  One of the cheapest places to find intelligent crop production research — free — is Beck’s Hybrids Practical Farm Research (PFR) reports. This seed company has invested …

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How the internet amplifies “Each one teach one” to build healthy soil, healthy food

Last night’s Zoom podcast sponsored by www.agsoilregen.com is a live example of the “each one teach one” teaching concept proven by a missionary to the Philippines, Frank Laubach.  February 4, 2022  By Jerry Carlson  I learned about Laubach’s teaching methods in 1957 as a student at Silliman University in the Philippines. He used a wide array of visual …

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The shot feared round the world

In 1776, courageous farmers and other freedom-loving folks declared independence from England’s despotic King George. Today, we see equally daring patriots rebel against damaging vax mandates and forced Covid-19 treatment protocols. The “safe and effective” mRNA gene therapy narrative has collapsed under global death data showing the shots fail to prevent Covid infection, damage human immune systems, and cause thousands of serious …

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