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Lessening the pain

 

For farmers who have chosen no-till methods, this fall’s wet harvest has been a bit less painful.


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Lessening the Pain

According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Nov. 17 “Weekly Weather and Crop Bulletin,” only 54 percent of the nation’s corn crop had been harvested, compared to the five-year average of 89 percent at that date – the slowest rate in 35 years.

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Leading the Way

Mosaic takes pride in its efforts to increase sustainability, and the Mosaic 2009 Sustainability Report highlights these efforts. In 2009, Mosaic became CTIC's first Gold Corporate Member, recognizing CTIC's value in helping the company meet its sustainability goals.

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Conservation Reserve Program – Exit Strategies

A group of agriculture and conservation stakeholders in the Pacific Northwest is working to devise strategies that will ease the transition of land protected under the Conservation Reserve Program to no-till production systems.

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Thank you CTIC Medal Members

CTIC thanks our Medal Members for supporting the promotion of comprehensive conservation and sustainable agricultural systems.

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4R Nutrient Stewardship: Why Now?

The fertilizer industry endorses best management practices based on the use of the right fertilizer source at the right rate, right time and right place to protect the environment and support the efficient production of nutritious, abundant and affordable food.

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Putting Producers in the Driver's Seat

Drainage water management systems can help to increase soil organic matter, eliminate compaction problems and reduce nitrate loss to nearby waterways.

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