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Grazing
Jim Isermann in field

December 17, 2019

3 Ways Grazing Can Benefit Your Farm

Planting annual cover crops in between cash cropping systems can be a great way to produce extra forage and extend the grazing season. Cover crop grazing can provide benefits to your operation including saving time, money and improving soil health. Cost-Savings One of the biggest expenses for any cattle farmer is feed costs. By keeping […]

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SHP team
Elyssa talks to farmer

December 9, 2019

Elyssa McFarland Named SHP Development Manager

The Soil Health Partnership is excited to welcome Elyssa McFarland as our Development Manager. As Development Manager, Elyssa will build and maintain SHP’s broad spectrum of partnerships, expanding the resource base for the important work of building soil health and creating a sustainable future for farming and food. She joins a strong national team that is focused […]

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Industry partnerships
hands holding soil

December 5, 2019

Advancing Soil Health Through the Power of Partnerships

There are more than 2 million farms across the United States, tended by men, women and families who produce the crops that feed, fuel and clothe the world. They care deeply for the lands and waters that sustain their livelihoods, but as the global population continues to grow, our nation’s farmers are under increasing pressure […]

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Industry partnerships
empty soil probe in corn field

December 4, 2019

Soil Health Partnership, Illinois Corn Receive USDA Conservation Innovation Grant

The Soil Health Partnership (SHP), a program of the National Corn Growers Association, and IL Corn are excited to announce a new project focusing on helping farmers understand and implement new soil health practices and connecting those practices to farm profitability. The project is funded by the USDA Conservation Innovation Grant (CIG) Program, the on-farm […]

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Industry partnerships
farmer looking at soil

December 2, 2019

December 5 is World Soil Day

Thursday, December 5, is World Soil Day! Join our week-long celebration by sharing your soil health journey! Why are you interested in soil health? What are you doing to improve soil health? Use the hashtag #mysoilhealthjourney and tag us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and LinkedIn to join the celebration.

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No-till
kneeling in corn field

November 28, 2019

5 Things to Consider When Switching to No-Till

No-till can greatly impact soil health by building soil structure, increasing water holding capacity and infiltration, increasing worm counts, in addition to reducing soil erosion. However, planning ahead is necessary to make the practice successful. Five things that you want to consider before making the switch to no-till include: Weed Control Tillage is no longer […]

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Industry partnerships

November 26, 2019

SHP Educates Hill Staff on Soil Health

Last week, the Soil Health Partnership and the National Corn Growers Association (NCGA) co-hosted a field day for U.S. Senate and House Agriculture Committee staff at Harborview Farms in Rock Hall, Md. Staffers had the opportunity to learn about soil health management practices being implemented at Harborview Farms. Harborview Farms owner and operator Trey Hill explained the need to […]

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SHP team
hands with soil

November 22, 2019

Soil Health Partnership Educates Hill Staffers on Soil Health

The Soil Health Partnership (SHP) and the National Corn Growers Association (NCGA) today co-hosted a field day for U.S. Senate and House Agriculture Committee staff at Harborview Farms in Rock Hall, Md. Staffers had the opportunity to learn more about soil health management practices being implemented at Harborview Farms. “This field day was a unique […]

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No-till
shovel in dirt

November 21, 2019

No-Till Success, Follow Your Senses

As I discussed in the previous blog, transitioning to no-till requires commitment. What are some easily identifiable ways for you to know how well your no-till system is working? By using sight, touch, and smell, you can determine if you’ve established a successful no-till system and if it’s improving your soil health. I have included a few […]

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No-till
Maddy kneeling in corn field

November 14, 2019

Insights From a First-Time No-Tiller

My name is Maddy Rabenhorst, and I was raised on my family’s fourth generation farm in Bristol, South Dakota and now grow corn and soybeans with my husband in southeast South Dakota. It did not take long for us to realize that it is important for us to leave our land in better condition than we […]

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