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Cover crops

Experience Plays A Role in Cover Crop Profitability

March 18, 2021

When it comes to cover crops, patience combined with realistic expectations is often the name of the game. Unlike the immediate cost savings that often come with conservation tillage – for example, savings on equipment, fuel and repairs – cover crops have annual costs, as well as efficiencies and soil health benefits that can take time […]

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Cover crops, Tillage

Farmer Influencers Work to Build Better Soil and Water

March 11, 2021

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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Farmer programs, Industry partnerships
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25. Boone McAfee – Using Research and Outreach to Expand Environmental Stewardship in Nebraska

March 9, 2021

“Enhancing demand. Adding value. Ensuring sustainability.” Nebraska Corn Board’s strategic vision and mission of creating opportunities for Nebraska’s corn growers have led Boone McAfee to a dynamic role supporting area farmers. One day he’s discussing production efficiency with his partners at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln, trying to find the answer to how we improve or […]

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Tillage

Understanding the Impact of Conservation Tillage on Operating Expenses

March 4, 2021

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

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

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 […]

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Cover crops, Industry partnerships, Tillage
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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 […]

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Farmer programs, Industry partnerships

The Power of Collaboration in Expanding Soil Health Knowledge

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 […]

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Cover crops, Tillage

Using conservation programs to offset the cost of cover crops

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.

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Cover crops, Tillage

Finding the most cost-effective approach to cover crops through experimentation

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.

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Cover crops, Tillage

With cover crop experience comes efficiency

February 11, 2021

Gaesser Farms has adopted cover crops on a large number of acres by finding efficiencies across their operation.

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