Armstrong still hard at work after long broadcast career
Max Armstrong knows agriculture from the inside out. He grew up on a southwestern Indiana farm and, after college, moved into a career in broadcasting where he’s immersed himself and his audiences for the past 40 years in information critical to success in the field.
GAP puts out ag labor resource guide to help workers and farmers
To help U.S. farmers and farm workers involved in the production of labor-intensive crops better understand and comply with labor laws and regulations, GAP Connections – a organization dedicated to “developing and maintaining harmonized agricultural standards and practices” – recently released its complimentary 2015 Agriculture Labor Management Resource Guide.
The Indiana State Senate soon will consider a resolution proposing an amendment to the state Constitution that would protect the “right to farm and ranch.” The Senate is expected to vote this week; as of Farm World’s deadline, the outcome was undetermined.
Water-quality credits leading to NYC auction on April 16
In the Ohio River Basin, private dollars have been invested in farm conservation practices to reduce nutrient runoff. The resulting credits will be available for purchase at the Electric Power Research Institute’s (EPRI) first water stewardship credit auction April 16 in New York City.
GSI free calculator an aid to decisions about storing grain
As hundreds of thousands of National Farm Machinery Show (NFMS) enthusiasts made their way through the thousands of equipment and product exhibits earlier this month, many also found valuable information for their farming operations.
Flying drones may offer a plethora of farm services
Hobbyists have flown remote-control model planes for decades, and some have even thought to attach a camera to get a bird’s-eye view of the landscape around them. But tying in software and GPS could someday turn this kind of pastime into semi-normal farm work – in the same way precision ag technology has infiltrated row crops.
Because it is illegal right now to fly UAVs for commercial use, Beck’s Hybrids farm business advisor Jim Love acknowledges testing them to survey research fields for a crop seed seller is a sticky wicket.