Environment

Reduced Till Organic Soybeans Could Be Viable, But Prices Need To Be At Least 10% Higher

Assuming the organic manufacturing process is able to sustain premium pricing levels. organic soybean producers using reduced-tillage production methods can achieve similar revenue, finds an ongoing experiment. ...

Article - Hank Campbell - Apr 1 2020 - 1:59pm

Free Trade Has Created Greater Food System Sustainability- Lack Of Farmers Puts Wealthy Countries At Risk

The locally grown effort was always fine for people fortunate enough to be born into agriculturally rich areas but for everyone else it historically meant famine, poor diets, or high costs. Modern agriculture and free markets changed all that. A new study ...

Article - News Staff - Apr 4 2020 - 8:33am

The Supreme Court Could Make The Endangered Species Act The Most Powerful Law In America- By Doing Nothing

The definition of "endangered" is vague but in no dictionary does it mean an animal that does not even live in a state must be placed there, with private landowners footing the bill for $20 million, in order to keep a creature from declining in ...

Article - Hank Campbell - Apr 7 2020 - 12:01pm

Locally Grown Food Is Believed By The Food 1%, But It Isn't Possible For Most Of The World

In western countries, there is a lot of talk about globalization and agriculture being negative things about the modern world. They instead offer terms like "agroecology" and "locally grown" and "sustainable." To paraphrase U. ...

Article - News Staff - Apr 18 2020 - 10:03am

If Nature And Biodiversity Were Enough, Amazonians Wouldn't Routinely Starve

If we want to get a snapshot about what the ancient ways really meant for food, we need look no further than the Amazon, where despite living in the most biodiverse place on Earth, people go hungry. The reason is simple; they don't harness nature, the ...

Article - News Staff - Apr 27 2020 - 10:46am

Australian Wildfires Caused By Not Enough Trees, Say Environmentalists

Fire breaks and responsible logging are overwhelmingly considered positives for forest management. Every native culture practiced removal of trees and controlled burns to mitigate risk of uncontrolled ones. ...

Article - Hank Campbell - May 6 2020 - 2:36pm

The Army Corps Of Engineers Wanted To Prevent Hurricane Katrina Devastation, Environmentalists Sued, Now They 're Doing It Again

Conservation groups have frequently sued the U.S Army Corps of Engineers claiming that government scientists do not "properly" evaluate the environmental impacts of its plans to mitigate flood risk. ...

Article - Hank Campbell - May 14 2020 - 5:12pm

XR Climate Activists “Please STOP Telling Children They May Not Grow Up”- Says IPCC Lead Author In Tweet

It’s so good to see some climate scientists at last starting to speak up about the awful over the top things Extinction Rebellion activists are saying, though I wish more would speak up and speak up more strongly. Here is a meme that may help with sharing ...

Article - Robert Walker - May 22 2020 - 4:31pm

Cover Crops Lead To Better Decomposition Rates And Increased Mineralization

Cover crops are touted for their soil and water quality related benefits. A new paper found that incorporating cover crops with tillage results in increased cover crop decomposition rates and increased mineralization of nutrients from cover crop biomass. ...

Article - News Staff - Jun 4 2020 - 10:32am

American Agriculture Got Us Through Coronavirus, Why Are Academic Activists Still So Down On Farming?

In November of 2019 The Atlantic asked "experts" what they would change if they could go back in time. The experts had titles like "mythographer"- no scientists invited- so it's no surprise only one response had real-world relevanc ...

Article - Hank Campbell - Jun 8 2020 - 5:13pm