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7/5/2017

Farming is risky business. There’s a need to maximize the quality and quantity of production, within the strict realities of time and environmental health. Finding the right combination of...

7/26/2017

All soils are not equal. Rich loams support the world’s most productive agricultural regions, including swaths of the American Midwest. But in some parts of the Midwest, including areas in...

7/18/2017

Kidney beans, like most other beans, are a nutritional powerhouse. They are packed with complex carbohydrates, protein, iron, and folate. They are also a good source of soluble fiber, which has...

7/12/2017

Are you a farmer who wants to keep better track of the climate conditions around you? There’s an app for that.

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6/28/2017

Just ahead of a rainstorm, Cody Ross might run out to an agricultural research site as part of his graduate work. He’ll need to get some dye into an injection well. The point? To evaluate...

6/21/2017

The USDA Forest Service in the Boundary Waters Canoe Wilderness Area (BWCWA) will continue to use controlled burns without worrying about fish health in associated watersheds, researchers say....

6/14/2017

Farmers in Montana, and other parts of the Northern Great Plains, are shifting from cereal mono-cropping to a cereal-dry pea cropping system. This transition is not without its share of unknowns,...

6/7/2017

Making a living raising cattle isn’t as simple as just buying a herd and turning it out to pasture. Cattle require specific diets to maintain proper nutrition and weight gain. And how to do...

5/31/2017

Soil scientist Jim Ippolito believes in local solutions to local problems. The problem he’s working on is contaminated soils near abandoned mines. 

In the western United States...

5/24/2017

Camelina: Have you heard of it? It’s an emerging alternative oilseed crop in parts of the Great Plains.

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