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Farmer programs
combine in soybeans

August 13, 2019

Soil Health Field Day in Harlan, Indiana

The Soil Health Partnership (SHP) is co-hosting a field day in Harlan, Indiana on Wednesday, September 4 to provide farmers an opportunity to learn from their peers and answer tough questions on adopting new soil health practices. Practices that improve soil health are taking on elevated importance as a means to protect topsoil, helping farmers […]

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Industry partnerships
SHP Senate testimony

August 12, 2019

SHP at Senate Agriculture Committee Briefing

Last week, Executive Director, Dr. Shefali Mehta, participated in the Senate briefing, “An Overview of Climate Smart Agriculture and Forestry” that highlighted the agricultural practices farmers are adopting that can help mitigate climate change. Ecosystem Services Market Consortium Executive Director, Debbie Reed, moderated the briefing hosted by the Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry. […]

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Industry partnerships
Hand with soybean seedling

August 8, 2019

Resilient Farming Systems and Soil Health

The Environmental Defense Fund (EDF) identified the importance of learning and demonstrating the impact and value of soil health and nutrient management practices and chose to be a founding partner of the Soil Health Partnership (SHP).  Farmer-led, science-driven, and a focus on taking learning and implementation to scale are priorities to EDF and aligned well […]

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Industry partnerships
shovel in dirt

August 2, 2019

Global Collaborative Launches OpenTEAM™

Wolfe’s Neck Center for Agriculture & the Environment, together with founding collaborators Stonyfield Organic, the USDA’s LandPKS project and Foundation for Food and Agriculture (FFAR), today announced the launch of OpenTEAM, the first open source technology ecosystem in the world to address soil health and mitigate climate change. OpenTEAM is projected to provide quantitative feedback […]

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Industry partnerships
shoes with soil sampler

August 1, 2019

NCGA: Showcasing Soil Health

As the National Corn Growers Association (NCGA) looks back on five years with the Soil Health Partnership (SHP), the goals of the founding members was to demonstrate soil health improvements in a way that encourages widespread adoption. By SHP being grower led, we are demonstrating to our peers what works and does not work. Growers […]

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Industry partnerships
Maddy and Ryberg looking at soil

June 25, 2019

Investment and Collaboration in Soil Health

The Soil Health Partnership (SHP) Executive Director, Dr. Shefali Mehta testified today at a House Agriculture, Subcommittee on Conservation and Forestry hearing in support of investment in soil health practices. The SHP, a program of the National Corn Growers Association, is a farmer-led effort that has built a network of over 220 farmers in 15 […]

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Cover crops
cover crop in no-till field

June 20, 2019

Looking Beyond the Short Term in Cover Crops

No matter the region, farmers are always looking to give back more than what they reap from the soil. By reducing soil erosion, adding biomass, sequestering carbon and improving nutrient cycling, cover crops can be a huge benefit to farmers. Cover crops are not a new idea, but best practices have to be determined for […]

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Field checks
Planting soybeans into cover crop

May 30, 2019

Planting Positive Vibes this Spring

Throughout the whole corn belt, there has been one thing in common this planting season – rain. Here in Northeast Indiana, it has caused some major headaches and issues. Currently, as of May 21st, our farm has not turned one wheel in the whole operation. There are many others in this same boat in the […]

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Industry partnerships
close up of corn

May 21, 2019

Data Supporter: Iowa Corn Promotion Board®

To enable the Soil Health Partnership to fully leverage its unique data set, SHP established Data Supporters as a new sponsorship level. Iowa Corn Promotion Board® (ICPB) is the first organization to earn the title. “Iowa Corn® is looking forward to the results from the Soil Health Partnership (SHP) uncovering significant benefits in soil improvements […]

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Grazing
cattle on wet pasture

May 16, 2019

Grazing During a Wet Spring

Planting annuals in between cash cropping systems can be a great way to produce extra forage and extend the grazing season. And one of the simplest techniques to do this across the Midwest is to plant cereal rye after a corn crop ahead of next year’s soybeans. Cereal rye is very winter hardy and can […]

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