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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.

Listen to how this North Carolina farmer says he “got lucky” and became a farmer on this week's episode of The First Years podcast.
Firefighter to Farmer: A Childhood Dream Turned Reality

Listen to how this North Carolina farmer says he “got lucky” and became a farmer on this week's episode of The First Years podcast.

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.

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.

Surface soil is sampled in a field in Virginia while in winter cover crop, but that will be planted to corn in the spring.
New Test Can Provide Better Measure of Soil-Nitrogen Availability

Knowing the soil’s potential to mineralize nitrogen from organic matter, making it available to plants, would help improve nitrogen fertilizer recommendations.

Kyle Grumke uses radishes in his eight-species cover crop mix that follows wheat. He notes it's good for grazing, but since it's protein rich don't let cattle ingest too much since it can cause bloating.
Striking a Balance with Cover Crops and Grazing

On his west-central Missouri farm, Kyle Grumke and his father Ross employ cover crops on every one of their 550 owned acres

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Cover Crops And Cattle Are Cash

On Mikey Taylor’s farmland, cover crops and livestock are the vehicle to building high-potential soils.

Research Explores Effects of Long-Term Residue Grazing

Nebraska researchers recently reported on a 16-year study, evaluating the effects of grazing on no-till, irrigated land in a corn-soybean rotation in eastern Nebraska.