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  • Jan 27, 2016
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    Will low crop prices increase CRP acres?

    There appears to be more interest in the CRP enrollment in 2016, due to the current lower crop prices and reduced farm profitability. FSA will rank all bid offers for the General CRP enrollment on the basis of the Environmental Benefits Index (EBI) to determine which CRP bids are accepted....More
  • Jan 25, 2016
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    Will sustainability work?

    There are farmers who clearly see the value of sustainability for their business, for the environment and for meeting consumer demand. They choose to certify their best management practices that precisely place fertilizer, capture carbon, minimize nutrient and soil loss, and rebuild soil health....More
  • Oct 9, 2015
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    Invest in soil biology 2

    I recently spent two great days at a USDA workshop in Washington, D.C. How could that be fun, right? It was great because of thoughtful discussion and debate by many bright minds all focused on finding ways to get more farmers and landowners involved in the long-term value of soil health....More
  • Sep. 15, 2015
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    Will you seed cover crops this year? 9

    Cover crops are gaining in usage across the Corn Belt. We'd like to know, do you plan to plant cover crops this fall? If so, on how many acres of your row-crop fields? Or, perhaps you won't plant any at all. Take our latest poll and let us know. Feel free to leave a comment with your location and planned cover crop acreage....More

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