When the High Plains Journal crew began brainstorming on our Soil Health U project months ago, we knew that today’s High Plains farmers needed a new type of event— one that could merge the concepts and ideas of no-till and cover crops with the reality that sometimes, a pass of “strategic tillage” may be needed to thwart herbicide-resistant weeds.I hope that the inaugural Soil Health U and Trade Show—held Jan. 24 to 25 in Salina, Kansas—provided the kind of information growers are seeking.
J.C. Penney: The Man, The Store and American AgricultureBy David Delbert Kruger2017 / University of Oklahoma Press / 351 pages$29.95 In thousands of High Plains communities from the 1920s to early 2000s, a J.C. Penney department store was as common as Main Street itself.
I received my 2017 Census of Agriculture last week. It’s one of those every-five-year mailings that causes me to sigh heavily when I see it. And judging by the online comments from other farmers and ranchers, I’m not the only one who looks at this task with a bit of foreboding. Why does the government need this information? Why is the government intruding on my farm?These are all good questions. Yet the simple answer is, there is much to be gained by completing the Census of Agriculture.
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