Holidays are to be spent with family and friends. Don’t you agree? Energy Improvement Matters will be doing just that. We will be out of the office from December 24th, 2018 through January 1st, 2019. Our office will reopen on January 2nd, 2019. We will be checking emails while the office is closed. Before … Continue reading Happy Holidays!
Energy Improvement Matters wants to wish all of you a very happy Thanksgiving Day. As we prepare for our family members, thawing the turkey and mashing potatoes, we will remember to give thanks. We give thanks to those who have grown our produce and kept our turkeys in a healthy state. We thank all … Continue reading Thanksgiving Day
Biochar is used as a means of carbon sequestration in order to reduce greenhouse gas emissions causing climate change. The charcoal that is produced can be used in several ways, including to improve the fertility of acidic and nutrient depleted soils. Biochar can be added to animal feed to aid in digestion, and it can … Continue reading BIOCHAR
Although conventional tillage is practiced by a majority of American farmers, there are some considerable downsides to this type of soil management. Conventional tillage produces powdery soils that are easily eroded away, taking nutrients such as nitrogen and organic matter along with it. This loss of nutrients reduces soil productivity and requires farmers to spend … Continue reading The Benefits of No-till Farming
The 2018 Farm bill approved the production of industrial hemp with procedures and regulations that are to be completed by this fall. Planting season for hemp is predicted to be 2020. Each state will have production plans and regulations defined in accordance with the federal law. As the USDA mentions, not all aspects of this … Continue reading Hemp Production
Defining the Conservation Reserve Program Conservation Reserve Program or CRP encourages farmers to transform and maintain a healthy planting field. The short term incentive is a yearly rental payment. As mentioned by the USDA in the article they wrote titled Conservation Reserve Program: The long-term goal of the program is to re-establish valuable land cover … Continue reading Conservation Reserve Program
H-2A temporary agricultural workers program or H-2A Visa program for short, was created to assist American farmers needing foreign worker assistance in the field. As mentioned in an article posted by Elizabeth Creech on the USDA website, this program is beneficial for attaining seasonal employees, or temporary workers from other countries. Please click here for … Continue reading H-2A Temporary Agricultural Workers Program