Alien-looking contraptions with metal arms protrude out of farm fields throughout the state of Washington. Look closer and you’ll see gauges on the arms measuring all kinds of weather data, from temperature and precipitation to wind, dew point, solar radiation and humidity. The stations—part of Washington’s AgWeatherNet—relay data to a
Continue reading Which Way the Wind Blows: AgWeatherNet Gives Washington Farmers the Data They Need to Grow Greener
On the outskirts of Wenatchee, a city in the heart of central Washington where golden hills surround endless miles of irrigated fruit orchards, a large apple-shaped sign reads, “Apple Capital of the World.” In a region that ships over 100 million boxes of apples a year around the nation and the world, education has been
Continue reading Education Helps Limon and Sons Orchard in Washington Go Natural
This week, Jim Baird, Mid-Atlantic Director of American Farmland Trust (center, with plaque), donated 945 nutrient credits worth over $4,000 to the Lancaster Farmland Trust, a big step in our long-term goal of helping farmers reduce nutrient run-off into the Chesapeake Bay.
The credits were generated by three Lancaster County farmers who participated in our Best
Continue reading BMP Challenge: Helping Farmers Clean Up the Chesapeake Bay