Turning Soil Health Into Profitability

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Farmers who enroll in the Soil Health Partnership gather lots of data regarding what is happening on their farms. To help them characterize what’s happening from a business performance outcome as they go through the program, there are specific data platforms and methods available. “There are plenty of opportunities where we can focus in very specifically on the business outcome … Read More

Missouri Farmer Conserving for the Next Generation

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Giving the next generation a chance is part of the reason Missouri farmer Tim Gottman enrolled in the Soil Health Partnership. He urges other farmers to join him in thinking about the future. “If you’re a little unsure, just think about the future generations that are going to be coming into agriculture, and what’s the soil going to be like … Read More

Bayer Focusing Future Research, Innovation on Soil

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The keynote speaker at this year’s Soil Health Summit told participants they need to get involved and understand how the global economy affects innovation and the regulatory environment regarding agriculture. Sustainability is a key factor globally, and many of those efforts are tied to the soil. “We have a lot of very emergent technologies, disruptive technologies we’re working on, and … Read More

Iowa Farmers Share Commitment to Soil Health

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Being a part of the Soil Health Partnership was a natural decision for two Iowa farmers who have now been enrolled in the program for a number of years. “I wanted to learn more about my soils and we were just getting into cover crops, so it just fit very well into what I was already doing,” said northeastern Iowa … Read More

NCGA Pleased with Soil Health Progress

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More and more farmers are signing up to be a part of the Soil Health Partnership, a fact that was evident at the 2018 Soil Health Summit. The initial goal was to enroll 100 farmers over a five-year period. Organizers reached that goal after just three years. They’ve now extended the program to at least 10 years based on interest … Read More