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  • Apr 22, 2014
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    Earth Day 2014 1

    In recent years, it has become fashionable to point the finger of blame at agriculture and farmers for many environmental issues. However, in reality farmers have been some of the best environmental stewards in the U.S. in the past couple of decades. Consider the following environmental facts about U.S. agriculture and the CRP program....More
  • Apr 22, 2014
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    Higher profits are in the soil for corn, soybean growers 1

    You might say that soil is the original green machine. Working with the Earth’s soil microbes saves you a lot of money. At no cost, soil’s tiny, underground critters convert sunlight, water, carbon dioxide and crop residue into crop income....More
  • Apr 9, 2014
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    American farmers and sustainability: You don’t want to hear this 1

    I just talked to a very sharp large progressive producer fresh off a plane from Brazil, concerned that his fellow American farmers “don’t get” food companies’ sustainability emphasis....More
  • Jan 9, 2014
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    Corn+Soybean Digest

    2014 Conservation Legacy Awards: Midwest Region: David Ausberger 1

    David Ausberger is the Midwest winner of the 2014 Conservation Legacy Awards. His farm has been no-till since 1981 and he has a strong commitment to stewardship of the land....More
  • Jan 9, 2014
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    Corn+Soybean Digest

    2014 Conservation Legacy Awards: Northeast Region: Mark and Phyllis Legan 1

    Mark and Phyllis Legan are the northeast region winners of the 2014 Conservation Legacy Awards. They farm near Coatsville, Ind., and have constructed a pond and wetlands to create wildlife habitat. The Legans have been no-till since they started farming and have recently started using cover crops....More
  • Jan 9, 2014
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    Corn+Soybean Digest

    2014 Conservation Legacy Awards: South Region: Jerry Peery 1

    Jerry Peery farms at Clinton, Ky., and is the south region winner of the 2014 Conservation Legacy Awards. He got bit by the no-till bug in the early 1970s and started planting cover crops in 1980. All of his acreage now gets cover crops planted on it....More

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