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  • Jul 20, 2015
    press release

    Don’t Waste Your Plant Stubble: Treasure It!

    Justin, TX (June 2015) – The best way manage post-harvest plant debris is an ongoing dilemma. None of the historical approaches (controlled burns, bailing, and tillage) allow the nutrients of the fodder to be returned to the soil for future use. Controlled burns wreak environmental havoc on air quality. Smoke from burning straw contributes to increased carbon dioxide levels in the atmosphere which may affect greenhouse gas buildup....More
  • Jul 20, 2015
    press release

    UW Discovery Farms to track sediment and nutrient loss on grain farms

    PIGEON FALLS, WI; June 30th, 2015 - After 12 years of monitoring water quality on farms with manure applied to forage crops, the UW Discovery Farms® Program is adding a grain based farm. The Roger Rebout and Sons Farm, a 3,000 acre cash grain operation, is the first of several new core farms in Rock County, Wisconsin....More
  • Jul 17, 2015

    Now is the time to be sustainable 1

    These days, more than ever, farmers are being held accountable, and even scrutinized, for their sustainable and conservation efforts. Strip-till, cover crops, water quality, drainage management, soil health and more are at the forefront of the forward-thinking farmers across the U.S....More
  • Apr 29, 2015

    Your 40 chances

    We will continue to strive, as an information provider, to present you with good examples that help you make the most of your 40 chances. As Howard wrote in his book, “You’ve learned from your mistakes, but I’d guess that none of you feel you can afford to take a single year left on your string for granted.” We wholeheartedly agree....More
  • Apr 21, 2015

    2015 Earth Day from an agriculture perspective

    April 22 is Earth Day in 2015. In recent years, it has become quite common to point the finger of blame at agriculture production and farmers for many of the environmental issues we are facing in the United States. However, in reality, farmers have been some of the best environmental stewards in the U.S. in the past few decades....More
  • Mar 6, 2015

    Conservation: Do your part 1

    Where are you in your journey to build a conservation legacy? What is keeping you from making progress? Will it require a change in mindset? Will it require landlord buy-in, since it provides long-term benefits for their investment? I truly believe improved soil health will be a game-changer. Go for it....More

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