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Cover crops
Kirk Kimble working on planter

Equipment Needs and Planting Green

January 28, 2021

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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Farmer programs
The People of Soil Health

22. Joshlin & Addie Yoder – Sharing the Story of Conservation on the Farm

January 26, 2021

For Joshlin and Addie Yoder, their journey back to the farm wasn’t a straight path. “We both attended the University of Missouri and graduated in 2002,” Joshlin explains. “But I went into retail for five years, following graduation from college. We moved to Alabama and lived down there for five years before that desire and […]

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Cover crops
cover crop field

Should I Plant Green?

January 21, 2021

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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Cover crops, Tillage

The Economics of Conservation Practices

January 20, 2021

Maria Bowman (Lead Scientist for Soil Health Partnership) and Vincent Gauthier (Research Analyst for Environmental Defense Fund) preview findings from an upcoming report looking at how conservation practices impact the farm bottom line.

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Farmer programs
Kevin Ross looking at corn with son

Making the Most of the Opportunities We’re Given

January 14, 2021

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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Cover crops, Farmer programs
The People of Soil Health

21. John Stewart – Innovative Approaches to Cover Crop Seeding

January 12, 2021

It’s no secret that, when it comes to cover crop seeding, farmers are always trying to balance a tight timeline and impending weather in the fall. Especially during wet or cold autumns, getting into the field in a timely manner after cash crop harvest – and being able to give your cover crop enough time […]

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Farmer programs
Carrie and Ryan Sanders reviewing data

Setting Yourself Up for Success in the New Year

January 7, 2021

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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