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February 25, 2021
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 […]Go to resource >
24. Maria Bowman & Vincent Gauthier – Why Digging Into Farm Financial Data Makes a Difference in Conservation Agriculture
February 23, 2021
Conservation practices sound nice…but what is the financial impact? That is a question we get asked about a lot. While there’s a lot of discussion in agriculture, environmental and policy circles about implementing conservation practices, the reality is that sustainability goals have to match up with farmers’ need to run profitable operations. That is why […]Go to resource >
February 18, 2021
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 […]Go to resource >
February 12, 2021
Iowa farmer Dwight Dial shares how he implemented cover crops on his farm in a way that helped offset costs and mitigate the risk of trying a new conservation practice.Go to resource >
February 12, 2021
An Indiana farmer shares his early experiences with implementing cover crops in a cost-effective way that works for the logistics of his operation.Go to resource >
February 11, 2021
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 […]Go to resource >
February 10, 2021
Minnesota farmer Brian Ryberg shares how implementing conservation tillage and cover crops resulted in cost savings for his farm.Go to resource >
February 9, 2021
For Dr. Bianca Moebius-Clune, a passion for soil health started long ago, digging in the garden, and grew when she left for college and participated in a study abroad trip in Madagascar. Today, that dedication continues in her role as Director of the Soil Health Division for the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Natural Resource Conservation […]Go to resource >
February 4, 2021
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 […]Go to resource >
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