Repost from the Biodiesel Magazine..
Soybean farmers have a new tool available to evaluate how various practices on their farm might impact the environment, plus the opportunity to help shape future versions of the tool. The United Soybean Board, in cooperation with Field to Market:
The Keystone Alliance for Sustainable Agriculture, recently launched the Fieldprint calculator on its Web site at www.unitedsoybean.org.
The Fieldprint Calculator takes information from farmers and evaluates five resource categories: land use, soil loss, irrigation water use, energy use and climate impact. The new tool doesn’t intend to provide precise environmental evaluations, but rather serve as an educational resource to get growers thinking about their operations and how their practices relate to natural resource follow this link for more details.. http://www.biodieselmagazine.com/article.jsp?article_id=3919