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Putting Economics Behind the Benefits of Conservation Tillage Practices

Since 2013, the National Corn Growers Assn. and their partners have been working to increase the confident adoption of soil health management practices today and in the future through the Soil Health Partnership (SHP).
One critical key to confidence in a conservation tillage system investment includes proving out the economic benefits — or lack of economic penalties — for adopting those practices. Assigning dollar values to soil health improvements remains difficult.
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National Cover Crop Summit: Fall 2020 Edition

Integrating Livestock with a Cover Crop System

A Kansas grower and livestock producer shares how using graze cropping with livestock has helped accelerated soil health benefits during the online National Cover Crop Summit: Fall 2020 Edition.
Adding livestock to a cover crop system is considered the last step in bringing cover crops full circle in an operation. One Kansas grower and livestock producer shares insights from 35-plus years of no-till, 23 years of cover cropping and using livestock to increase his soil’s health and productivity while significantly reducing input costs.
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[Podcast] “De-commoditizing” the Farm of the Future with Cropping Diversity & Soil Health Principles

In this episode of the <em>Strip-Till Farmer</em> podcast, brought to you by Agrisolutions, we share excerpts from our recent conversation with 7th generation farmer Trent Sanderson, who discusses some of his transitional goals and conservation principles applied on his diverse farm operation in Clare, Ill.
In this episode of the Strip-Till Farmer podcast, brought to you by Agrisolutions, we share excerpts from our recent conversation with 7th generation farmer Trent Sanderson, who discusses some of his transitional goals and conservation principles applied on his diverse farm operation in Clare, Ill.
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2020 National Cover Crop Summit: Fall Edition

Cover Crops Work for Dairies, Too

A fourth-generation dairyman shares how the largest automated dairy operation in Wisconsin uses cover crops for soil and water stewardship during the online National Cover Crop Summit: Fall 2020 Edition.
Dairy operations typically have one primary goal: make as much milk as possible, since that is the product they are paid for. Miltrim Farms, a dairy based in Athens, Wis., seeks to not just produce large quantities of milk, but also to be good environmental stewards of the land and water.
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Spice Up Corn & Soybeans with Cover Crops

A Kansas grower shares how his family’s no-till operation has successfully combined cover crops with both corn and soybeans during the online National Cover Crop Summit: Fall 2020 Edition.
Corn and soybeans are the two most common crops grown in the U.S. But many growers who raise those crops might not know how to break the corn and soy cycle to include cover crops.
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