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The dirt on soil

Soil quality is a key factor in plant productivity in agriculture.  Every good farmer tries to preserve or improve their soil to assure healthy crops and good yields in the future.  In fact, 2015 will be the International Year of Soils and December 5 of this year World Soil Day. …
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USDA announces new Farm Bill program to help with losses from severe weather

On Tuesday the USDA announced a new Farm Bill initiative to assist agricultural producers with losses from severe weather, including drought, according to Growing Georgia.   They report “The Actual Production History (APH) Yield Exclusion, available nationwide for farmers of select crops starting next spring, allows eligible producers who have been…
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