The fourth in IATP's "Climate, agriculture and resilience" video series focuses on the risk involved for farmers who grow our food, how they deal with it, and how that risk is increasing as weather extremes due to climate change shake our system's very foundations. Without conventional crop insurance to protect his orchard, Mike Brownfield has instituted other methods of risk-management.
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Part three of IATP's "Climate, agriculture and resilience" video series highlights Maurice and Beth Robinette of Lazy R Ranch as they talk about their approach to farming grass-fed beef and why carbon sequestration and protecting their ecosystem is so important.
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Part two of our "Climate change, agriculture and resilience" series features the Minnesota organic dairy farm of Martin and Loretta Jaus who farm the same 410 acres that Martin's great grandfather homesteaded in 1877. In order to combat the eroding soil, and remain more resilient in the increasing incidences of drought and flood, Martin and Loretta have worked to increase their farm's biodiversity.
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In part one of IATP's "Climate change, agriculture and resilience" series, we look at how farmer Terry Ingram's grass-fed dairy farm relies on the sun instead of fossil fuel-based inputs to remain financially stable as climate change makes farming an increasingly risky business.
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Sustainable Northwest helped develop a climate change and conservation investment campaign that resulted in this video for a PBS series called This American Land. In partnership with Lake County Resources Initiative, Sustainable Northwest helped frame the story of the "natural resources revival" happening in Lake County, Oregon that includes renewable energy development, sustainable forest management, and climate change adaptation.  Lake County Segment begins at 16:58 in the video. 
Dan McGuire, wind energy advocate and consultant for the American Corn Growers Foundation and Nebraska facilitator for the NREL-Wind Powering America "Wind for Schools" program, shares insights and statistics about how wind energy development in Nebraska is helping the state achieve new economic heights.
This webinar addresses multi-species cover crops that can be used to improve soil health, increase biological diversity, and benefit the bottom line in no-till grain operations. An increasing number of grain farmers are experimenting with these "cocktails" of cover crops such as legumes, grasses, and companion crops to keep the soil covered year-round. During this webinar, Jay Fuhrer, District Conservationist with the National Resource Conservation Service (NRCS) in Bismarck, North Dakota,... read more
This short video compares corn grown with minimal synthetic N inputs and a cover crop with corn grown with more synthetic N inputs and a cover crop. There is minimal difference in the corn's growth between the cobs that received more N and the cobs that received less N.
This video displays how different management strategies, including cover crops, impact soil health.
Follow our Under Cover Farmers to learn how three farmers in Stanly County, NC, started using multispecies cover crops and how they were able to realize economic returns on their investment in the first year (feature length). This video was produced through a partnership agreement between Dr. Robin 'Buz' Kloot, Earth Sciences and Resources Institute, University of South Carolina, and the USDA NRCS East National Technology Support Center. The opinions expressed in this video are those of the... read more