Community Supported Agriculture

Community / Crops / Uncategorized

Thirty years ago, two different farms in bordering New England states forever changed the farmer-to-consumer relationship. As producers, they realized the importance of bringing clean, healthy food to the public, but also understood that meeting the demand of all the ... read more

Defining True Vertical Tillage (Sponsored)


What Is True Vertical Tillage? True vertical tillage is a system of guiding principles that maximizes yields by increasing water infiltration, root development, and nutrient take-up. The object of a true vertical tillage system is to eliminate compaction layers and ... read more

Dealing with Drought

Crops / Environment / Uncategorized

This article was originally published in the 2015 edition of U.S. Agriculture Outlook. Since 2000, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), drought has caused more than $80 billion in losses nationwide. A good chunk of that, $30 ... read more

Market Outlook: Crop Commodities

Business / Crops

The following article appears in World Agriculture Outlook 2014-2015 Edition, originally published in the fall of 2014. The overseas market for U.S. crop commodities has grown substantially in the opening years of the 21st century, in large part due to the increasing ... read more

Trends in Dry Fertilizer Storage (Sponsored)

Business / Crops

Fertilizer consumption in the United States has increased substantially over the last 50 years. Much of the growth occurred between 1960 and 1980 with an increase of over 200 percent. According to the Association of American Plant Food Control Officials, ... read more

Bee Friendly (Sponsored)


Farmers are buzzing about new planting regulations to protect the world’s bee population. When Canadian beekeepers reported an unusually high volume of bee losses in recent years, studies were conducted seeking answers. Several issues were identified as potential causes, with ... read more