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[Podcast] Jason Federer’s Organic Modified Strip-Till System

For this <em>Strip-Till Farmer</em> podcast, brought to you by Yetter Farm Equipment, we chat with Wolcott, Indiana, grower Jason Federer, whose transition to 100% organic production on his 4,000-acre operation is nearly complete. Utilizing a diverse rotation that includes approximately 10 crops each year as well as cover crops, Jason is also implementing a modified strip-till system that involves planting corn between strips of alfalfa.
For this Strip-Till Farmer podcast, brought to you by Yetter Farm Equipment, we chat with Wolcott, Indiana, grower Jason Federer, whose transition to 100% organic production on his 4,000-acre operation is nearly complete. Utilizing a diverse rotation that includes approximately 10 crops each year as well as cover crops, Jason is also implementing a modified strip-till system that involves planting corn between strips of alfalfa.
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New EDF, Minnesota Program to Gather Financial Data about Cover Crops

New program launches to gather and benchmark cover crop data within the largest public farm financial database in the U.S.

Environmental Defense Fund and the University of Minnesota’s Center for Farm Financial Management have partnered to establish a new financial data gathering process for cover crops within the FINBIN database, the largest publicly available farm financial database and benchmarking service in the country.  


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Seed Selection Can Help Manage Diseases Next Year

Careful corn hybrid and soybean variety selection can help manage diseases.

With harvest in full swing, now is the time to think about how you can minimize diseases next growing season. Although this year generally had less disease pressure in corn and soybean in Nebraska, reviewing diseases that have caused you issues in previous years can help you select more disease-resistant corn hybrids and soybean varieties for the upcoming season.


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2021 Fall National Cover Crop Summit

Profitably Grazing Cattle on Cover Crops

A Kansas cattle rancher and a specialist from South Dakota State University share insights on how to leverage cover crops as cattle feed at the 2021 Fall National Cover Crop Summit
Transitioning from harvesting crops using a combine to only using cattle is not an easy task, says CJ Blew, a cattle rancher from Castleton, Kan. His family’s 24,000-acre cow-calf operation has improved cattle health and performance since switching 3,000 acres of irrigated dryland cropland to paddocks for grazing cover crops.
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[Podcast] Be the Plant: Benefitting Plant Health with Farm Management Decisions

For this <em>Strip-Till Farmer</em> podcast, brought to you by Yetter Farm Equipment, we chat with independent crop consultant Dorian Gatchell of Minnesota Agricultural Services about why he says it’s important to try to think like a plant and how that simple change in mindset can help farmers make wise management decisions on their operations.
For this Strip-Till Farmer podcast, brought to you by Yetter Farm Equipment, we chat with independent crop consultant Dorian Gatchell of Minnesota Agricultural Services about why he says it’s important to try to think like a plant and how that simple change in mindset can help farmers make wise management decisions on their operations.
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