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How a Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) Measures Up With Energy Flows For Our Food System

Figure 1. Life Cycle Assessment (Anctil and Fthenakis 2012). Understanding methodologies in calculating the energy flows of food systems is an essential part of making systems more sustainable and efficient. Is a good tool to measure the environmental…

Cover Crops for Central Texas

Three cover crops that are perfect for the soil in the Blackland Prairies ecoregion in Central Texas, include buckwheat, peas, and crimson clover. The benefits of peas and clover cover crops include adding nitrogen back into the soil. Peas…

The Dust Bowl Demanded Sustainable Agriculture

Our first records of weather tracking from the U.S. Weather Bureau were from 1898 for relative humidity, winds and temp. It wasn’t until radiosonde initiatives were launched in 1938 that we were able to test temperature,…