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Conservation Agriculture: Savings, Soil and Realities of Farming

In four operations in Mississippi, Iowa and South Dakota, conservation agriculture and financial success are a wedded pair.

1 year ago
Meet Del Ficke, the Apostle of Regenerative Agriculture

Who slashes farmland acreage by three-quarters, jettisons a machinery fleet, and upends field practices, yet watches profits rise by 70 percent? Meet Del Ficke and a less-is-more farming approach.

2 years ago
Meet Del Ficke, the Apostle of Regenerative Agriculture

Who slashes farmland acreage by three-quarters, jettisons a machinery fleet, and upends field practices, yet watches profits rise by 70 percent? Meet Del Ficke and a less-is-more farming approach.

2 years ago
Keeping Afloat As Income Sinks
Keeping Afloat as Net Farm Income Sinks

USDA anticipates net farm income to decrease nearly 7 percent from 2017 to $59.5 billion, the lowest number since 2006. Net cash farm income forecast to decrease down about 5 percent to $91.9 billion.

2 years ago
Terry, left, DenaMarie and Wayne Springer are pushing toward open-pollinating corn and direct-to-consumer beef.
Wayne Springer is Tired of Paying $300 for Traited Corn Seed

Wayne Springer is tired of paying $300 for a bag of traited corn seed. Unafraid to change horses in midstream, the 60-year-old producer is transitioning from a row crop farm to a ranching operation.

3 years ago