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All issues concerning Small Farms, Agriculture, Local Food Systems, and the Natural Resources.

Do You Know How to Control Your Cover Crop?

During the past month, I have talked with several farmers and learned that they had assumed that all cover crops could easy be controlled with herbicides.  To make matters even worse, most of them have planted a cover crop that is difficult to control with herbicide; and this is their first time growing a cover crop.  In other words, they have the “perfect” plan for not controlling that cover c...

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It’s a Busy Time for Decisions

We have a number of important deadlines approaching for most of us in farming. Our deadline for choosing our risk management or crop insurance plans is on March 15. By the end of March, we have to decide whether to reallocate our farms’ program base acres; whether to update our program crop yields for the 2014 Farm Bill and choose one of the 2014 Farm Bill program elections. Having just...

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