Digging In

Soil Health Takes a Seat at the Table
Monday, 29 July, 2019

Soil Health Takes a Seat at the Table

As the annual Corn Congress meetings commenced, many passionate corn advocates came together in Washington D.C. These meetings address current corn issues as well as hearing from several policy makers about actions being taken throughout the legislature. Throughout the week, sustainability and soil health became something that delegates began to not only understand, but truly learned the importance of embracing its effects.

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Welcome the Inaugural Farmer Advisory Committee
Thursday, 18 July, 2019

Welcome the Inaugural Farmer Advisory Committee

The Soil Health Partnership’s value for soil health and agriculture is driven by the fact that it is a National Corn Growers Association effort, supported also by the National Wheat Foundation, that is led by farmers. However, as we grow, we have a greater need for further input from farmers. I am excited to announce the formation of a Farmer Advisory Committee to provide consistent input to SHP on its strategic vision and program delivery. This will ensure we deliver value to farmers and agriculture, and continue to evolve in line with the dynamics of the agricultural system. 

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The SHP Soil Sampling Process
Thursday, 11 July, 2019

The SHP Soil Sampling Process

Asking a farmer to take part in a research project that involves soil sampling will always be a bit of an adventure, because after all, as Leonardo Da Vinci is attributed to have stated, “We know more about the movement of celestial bodies than about the soil underfoot”. 

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Hoping for Any Progress by the 4th of July
Thursday, 04 July, 2019

Hoping for Any Progress by the 4th of July

This year, farmers across the U.S. have faced less than ideal conditions trying to get their crops planted. The Soil Health Partnership (SHP) Field Managers have been on the ground all spring and have documented the struggles our Partner and Associate farmers are experiencing. Below, our Field Managers share quick field updates from their regions.

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