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Cover crops, Field checks

What the Iowa Derecho Taught Us

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 […]

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Cover crops, Tillage

Increasing profitability through decreasing tillage

February 10, 2021

Minnesota farmer Brian Ryberg shares how implementing conservation tillage and cover crops resulted in cost savings for his farm.

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Industry partnerships

23. Dr. Bianca Moebius-Clune – Focusing on Soil Health at NRCS

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 […]

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Cover crops

Before You Plant Green, Remember These 3 Things

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 […]

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Cover crops

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

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

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

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

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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