The Nation’s Corn Belt Has Lost a Third of Its Topsoil

Topsoil Loss On The Slope Of A Hill

Seth Watkins has been farming his family’s land in southern Iowa for decades, growing pasture for his cows as well as corn and other row crops. His great-grandfather founded the farm in 1848. “He came in with one of John Deere’s steel plows and pierced the prairie,” Watkins recounted. With its rolling hills and neat […]

3 Big Things Today, April 14, 2021

3 Big Things Today, April 14, 2021

1. Wheat Futures Rise Overnight on Dry Weather Wheat futures were higher in overnight trading on concerns about dry weather globally. Little or no rain has fallen in the past two weeks in parts of the southern Plains, according to the National Weather Service, where hard-red winter wheat is emerging from winter dormancy. So far […]

Groundnut cultivation gaining popularity in Manikganj char areas

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Groundnut cultivation gains popularity in Manikganj char areas as the cash crop grows well in the sandy barren land BSS Department of Agriculture Extension (DAE) officials here said the groundnut is generally cultivated on the sandy land The farmers of char areas of Daulatpur, Shibalaya and Harirampur upazilas of the district are happy for getting […]

2021 US Farmer Survey: COVID-19 Response and Crop Year Outlook

Download Our Farmer Survey Report - COVID-19 Impact & Crop Year Outlook

The voice of the farmer is easy to get lost amid all the noise, especially during this past year. That’s why early on in the COVID-19 pandemic, Farm Market iD, in partnership with DTN, conducted a survey of farmers to better understand their concerns and challenges. That survey provided detailed insights on how farmers were […]

Bangladesh PM calls for strictly following COVID-19 guidelines | Blitz

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, Bengali New Year 1428, COVID-19

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina issued a clarion call asking all to strictly follow health guideline to face the COVID-19 pandemic’s ongoing second wave, simultaneously reassuring the nation that her government remained beside the people. “You (people) have no reason to be panicked. The government always remains beside you,” she said in a televised address to […]

Cory Booker Wants Ag to Be a (Much) Bigger Part of Democrats’ Infrastructure Push

Cory Booker Wants Ag to Be a (Much) Bigger Part of Democrats’ Infrastructure Push

President Joe Biden’s $2-trillion infrastructure plan is, as it stands today, noticeably light on cash set aside specifically for American agriculture. That won’t be the case for long if Sen. Cory Booker and a pair of his like-minded Democratic colleagues have their way.  Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand and Rep. Abigail Spanberger joined Booker on Monday in […]

The secular spirit of Pahela Baishakh

Development in Bangladesh: A most pleasant surprise

Let us think about the origin of the Bangla Noboborsho—how it evolved through the years and what the current status of this Noboborsho is. The way we celebrate our new year is quite different from the way other nations of the world celebrate it, which is only natural, given that different nations live in different […]

Scotland’s agricultural heritage to be celebrated with £27,000 student digital media prize

Business A Scots technology entrepreneur has put up a five-figure prize fund for digital media content creators at Edinburgh’s Queen Margaret University (QMU). Tuesday, 13th April 2021, 12:30 pm George Mackintosh’s Papple Steading Digital Media Prize competition will support students and recent alumni. Contestants will be tasked with producing engaging digital media content celebrating Lothian […]

66,283 tons of wheat produced in Rangpur region

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Farming of less irrigation water consuming cereal crop of wheat has become popular among Rangpur farmers BSS Officials of the Department of Agricultural Extension (DAE) said farmers produced 328 tons of more wheat this season against the production of 65,955 tons from 18,726 hectares of land during the last 2019-2020 Rabi season Farmers produced 66,283 […]

Record-breaking dry conditions biting North Canterbury, Banks Peninsula farmers

Record-breaking dry conditions biting North Canterbury, Banks Peninsula farmers

Some Canterbury farmers are being forced to get rid of stock at a significant financial cost as record dry conditions look likely to continue. Niwa meteorologist Ben Knowles said the predominantly dry-land farming district had received only 31 per cent of its average rainfall since January and soil moisture levels were in severe deficits across […]