NEWS
Cover Crops Expand Nationally
Chris Clayton DTN Ag Policy Editor
Mon May 5, 2014 12:55 PM CDT

SHENANDOAH, Iowa (DTN) -- Jim O'Hara likes to fly under the radar as a farmer, so he felt a little uncomfortable Friday as his farm hosted a field event on cover crops that included Iowa's governor.

O'Hara has been a no-till farmer since 1979 -- a decision that back then upset his father who was a firm believer in the moldboard plow. "He just thought I was ruining the farm," O'Hara said.

His father eventually got over that change in farming practices and O'Hara has continued to seek ways to reduce soil erosion and prevent nutrient loss from his farm. ...

Quick View
  • Crop Tech Corner In this week's Crop Tech Corner, a new, faster method of testing soybean cyst nematode samples is...
  • Profit Makeover When Curtis Schallert's 40-year-old stands of Kentucky-31 fescue petered out a few years ago, the...
  • UAVs Taking Flight in Ag The FAA this month began accelerating its exemption approvals for companies testing the skies wit...
  • Iowa's Field of Dreams Current Iowa land values are running about 16% below peak 2013 levels. That's according to a real...
  • Drought Recovery March auctions show cash rent shocks could mount in 2016.
  • Competing for Dollars Beef is far from a loser in the daily race for buyers at meat counters across the country. It's n...
  • CDC: No Human H5N2 Cases So Far So far, there are no reported cases of H5N2 in humans, but transmission of the highly contagious ...
  • Ask the Vet Can I cure my cow's uterine infection with an infusion?
Related News Stories
Mandatory or Voluntary Runoff Rules?
Washington Insider-- Monday
Ag Policy Blog
Aggies Appeal Info Release Ruling
Canada: New Train Safety Rules
Trade Bill Picks Up Steam
Washington Insider-- Friday
Farmers Can Lead on Climate
Senators Back RFS' Original Intent
UAVs Taking Flight in Ag