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Industry partnerships
SHP Senate testimony

SHP Participates in Senate Agriculture Committee Briefing

August 12, 2019

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

Creating a Resilient Farming System Through Soil Health

August 8, 2019

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

Global Collaborative Launches OpenTEAM™, the First Open Source Technology Ecosystem In the World To Address Soil Health and Mitigate Climate Change

August 2, 2019

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

NCGA: Showcasing the U.S. Grower Through Soil Health

August 1, 2019

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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Field checks
Soil Sessions

U.S. Crop Update and Scouting Tips

July 30, 2019

Join SHP Field Managers, Abigail Peterson and John Stewart, as they discuss the current crop conditions and ways to scout your crop using a drone. During this webinar we will discuss: How to scout fields with cover crops during planting What to expect with a late harvest Drone scouting techniques and strategies Soil Sessions is […]

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Soil sampling
Soil Sessions

Soil Sampling: What Are We Measuring, Seeing and Interpreting

June 25, 2019

In this Soil Sessions Webinar, we discuss why SHP soil samples, give an introduction to soil health and soil health indicators, and describe the SHP soil sampling procedure. During this webinar you will learn: Our soil sampling protocol How we are measuring and storing our data Specific interpretations from our current soil samples Soil Sessions […]

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Industry partnerships
Maddy and Ryberg looking at soil

SHP Testifies in Support of Investment and Collaboration in Soil Health Practices

June 25, 2019

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

Looking Beyond the Short Term in Cover Crops

June 20, 2019

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

Planting Positive Vibes this Spring

May 30, 2019

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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