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Farm conservation leaders describe trials and solutions

Farm conservation leaders describe trials and solutions

KALONA, Iowa — Returns from conservation practices may be hard to quantify, and management challenges difficult to overcome, but Southeast Iowa farmers Steve Berger and Francis Thicke see viable solutions to preserve Iowa’s topsoil and reduce nutrient loss.

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Corn planting nears finish during warm week

Corn planting nears finish during warm week

Crop watch MO

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Midweek rains cut off Iowa planting progress

Midweek rains cut off Iowa planting progress

Crop Watch IA

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Groups guide farmers through paperwork

Groups guide farmers through paperwork

One of the biggest challenges for farmers these days is finding the courage to start and the clarity to understand what practices to install on their farms and the programs that may help them get from A to B.

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Iowa farmer favors  voluntary practices over regulations

Iowa farmer favors voluntary practices over regulations

Mark Mueller grows corn, soybeans and alfalfa for a nearby dairy on his family’s large row crop operation east of Waverly in Bremer County. Mueller is a strong proponent of cover crops and is participating in a 10-year study on long-term effects of cover crops with the Soil Health Partnership.

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Farmers respond to common questions about conservation

Farmers respond to common questions about conservation

STRAWN, Ill. — Terry Bachtold operates a 135-acre farm in Livingston County, Ill., growing corn and soybeans with a grass-fed cow-calf operation that features rotational grazing with about 20 paddocks.

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By Michael Gustafson

By Michael Gustafson

Michael Gustafson

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farrowing challenges

farrowing challenges

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newer equipment

newer equipment

There are benefits to leasing, especially for farmers who would prefer owning newer equipment that offers greater productivity, time-savings and fewer service issues.

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