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USDA to Offer New Insurance Option for Conservation-Minded Corn Farmers Who ‘Split-Apply’ Nitrogen

Beginning in crop year 2022, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Risk Management Agency (RMA) will offer the Post Application Coverage Endorsement (PACE) in certain states for non-irrigated corn, providing coverage for producers who use this practice that is considered better for natural resources and saves money for producers.


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Taking Ownership of Spraying to Increase Strip-Till Yields

Some farmers invest in their own sprayer, seeing opportunity for long-term advantages than can offset the upfront cost. Stillman Valley, Ill., strip-tiller Cade Bushnell took this approach on his 1,300-acre corn and soybean operation, purchasing a Hagie sprayer after crunching the numbers on the cost of custom application vs. his fertility program goals.
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Nutrient Management

How High-Yield Strip-Tillers are Managing Nitrogen After a Wet Spring

Many farmers recovering from a punishing rainy season may be starting to wonder how their nitrogen programs fared. Three strip-tillers share their experience-based best practices.
In some respects, strip-tillers who band fertilizer in their strips enjoy a distinct advantage in terms of nitrogen (N) management over other tillage practices. After an exceptionally rainy spring, many farmers throughout the country may be starting to worry about N that may have washed away.
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