Many farmers are increasingly practicing no-till wheat production in Kentucky. With high energy costs and a method that requires fewer equipment passes through the field, no-till likely will get even more scrutiny from farmers in the future.
Research in Texas examines water-usage efficiencies for crops in semi-arid climates, and a new web site links producers to useful farm energy calculators. These and other research and technology items are reported in this section.
Many agricultural producers already know the benefits of implementing conservation practices in their operations. Better soil, cleaner water and greater profits are just some of the advantages. What if producers could earn even more for those same conservation practices? It's possible with water quality trading.