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Cover crops, Tillage
Bryan is the manager of Deerfield Farms

March 11, 2021

Farmer Influencers Work to Build Better Soil and Water

There is a lot of talk these days about the power of “influencers” – people on social media that drive conversation and action. For Bryan Boyle, though, being a positive influence in the community was important long before the arrival of Instagram. Bryan is the manager of Deerfield Farms in Deerfield, Ohio and is also […]

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March 4, 2021

Understanding the Impact of Conservation Tillage on Operating Expenses

When farmers consider implementing a soil health or conservation practice on their farm, one question they inevitably ask is: what will the financial impacts be? In an effort to answer this question, we recently released Conservation’s Impact on the Farm Bottom Line – a report developed in partnership with Environmental Defense Fund and the agricultural accounting […]

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Cover crops, Soil health indicators
person looking at soil probe

February 25, 2021

TNC and SHP Scientists Show Soil Health Indicators Increase Due to Cover Crops

In exciting new research published in the journal Nature Food, Soil Health Partnership – in collaboration with The Nature Conservancy – set out to answer the question: how do cover crops impact soil health indicators in SHP trials? Do we see evidence of changes in the soil, and how quickly do they show up in […]

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Farmer programs, Industry partnerships
SHP field day

February 18, 2021

The Power of Collaboration in Expanding Soil Health Knowledge

There is a saying that often makes the rounds on social media that goes something like, “If you want to go fast, go alone; but if you want to go far, go together.” At SHP, we are on a mission to go far – and, for that, we need a team that extends beyond those […]

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Cover crops, Field checks
Iowa derecho - vertical tillage in damaged field

February 11, 2021

What the Iowa Derecho Taught Us

In the weeks and months following the mighty winds that swept through central and eastern Iowa in August – known as a ‘derecho’ event – many farmers have been left with devastation to both crops and property. Many fields were completely destroyed. Of Iowa’s 99 counties, 36 were hardest hit and an estimated 3.57 million […]

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Cover crops
Cover crops

February 4, 2021

Before You Plant Green, Remember These 3 Things

Over the last few weeks, we’ve shared some of the reasons farmers plant green, the benefits and drawbacks of this approach, and what you should know about setting up your equipment to make sure your experience is successful. In this final post of the series, we’re sharing the 3 things we think farmers should know […]

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Cover crops
Kirk Kimble working on planter

January 28, 2021

Equipment Needs and Planting Green

In our last blog post, we shared some of the common reasons farmers choose to plant green (i.e., planting a cash crop into a still-growing cover crop), along with some of its benefits and drawbacks. In this post, we’ll be digging into the practice of planting green a little further by focusing on what you […]

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Cover crops
cover crop field

January 21, 2021

Should I Plant Green?

Whether we are presenting webinars, publishing farmer business cases, or just having everyday conversations with our SHP farmers, one topic seems to come up over and over again: Should I plant green or not? Planting green – when a cash crop is planted directly into a still-growing cover crop, instead of terminating the cover crop first […]

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Farmer programs
Kevin Ross looking at corn with son

January 14, 2021

Making the Most of the Opportunities We’re Given

One of our team members, Keith Byerly, has been known to remind us from time-to-time that each planting, each harvest – it only happens once. That while we can always learn from this year as we consider what we’ll do in the next, we don’t get a do-over on this trip around the sun. His […]

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Farmer programs
Carrie and Ryan Sanders reviewing data

January 7, 2021

Setting Yourself Up for Success in the New Year

The start of a new year provides opportunities for fresh beginnings. It also gives us the chance to reflect on the past and consider what we want for the future. As you consider your soil health approaches for the new year, here are three ways you can set yourself up for success. Look back on […]

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