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USDA Undersecretary: Ag Can Be a Hero on Climate Change
USDA Undersecretary: Ag Can Be a Hero on Climate Change
America’s farmers have an opportunity to be a hero in addressing climate change through improvements in productivity and climate-smart practices, so says Robert Bonnie.  However, the USDA Undersecretary for Farm Production and Conservation, recently said a successful climate program “has to work for agriculture.” Bonnie spok...
Hay Growers Encouraged To Reduce Irrigation When Water Is Tight
Hay Growers Encouraged To Reduce Irrigation When Water Is Tight
According to a University of Idaho researcher, hay farmers looking to stretch a limited water supply should consider irrigating their second two cuttings at a significant deficit. Xi Liang, an associate professor of cropping systems agronomy at the U of I Aberdeen Research and Extension Center, has completed two years of a multi-state study evaluating the effects of planting configuration and irri

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