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How different kind of composting can help address waste issues

Composting can help gardeners add much needed nutrients to the soil that benefits plants and yield. Karen Mitchell a consumer horticulture extension specialist at Purdue University says vermicomposting is a great way to get started on your composting journey. AUDIO: Healthy Living on vomicomposting The... Read More.

Nebraska farmer faces replant issues

An eastern Nebraska farmer says he’s had to replant more acres than usual this year. Quentin Connealy tells Brownfield some heavy rains in late April and early May caused issues. “We had a good run here the last couple of years. I don’t think... Read More.

Indiana Farm Bureau continues work on water quantity issues

The president of Indiana Farm Bureau says there are concerns a proposed high-tech corridor in Boone County could create water quantity issues for the state’s farmers. The Indiana Economic Development Corporation has proposed a pipeline project that would send up to 100 million gallons... Read More.

Biden administration issues FY25 budget

Two days after President Biden approved the fiscal year 2024 budget for USDA, the administration released their proposed budget for the next fiscal year. “It’s a very difficult budget to put together when you don’t have the 2024 budget done.” Ag Secretary Tom Vilsack... Read More.

Panama Canal shipping issues continue

An ag transportation expert says the drought situation along the Panama Canal could become the top challenge facing the U.S. grain export system in 2024. Mike Steenhoek, executive director of the Soy Transportation Coalition, says water levels remain very low. “You’re seeing more and... Read More.

Global Dairy Trade issues annual report

The Global Dairy Trading platform continues to evolve as it connects buyers and sellers.  The trading platform issued its 15th Annual Report Wednesday, showing it facilitated over 36 billion dollars in dairy trades last year. 2023 also saw the addition of three new product... Read More.