Why Going Organic Just Got Easier For Farmers

Let’s say you’re a farmer in the Midwest, growing conventional corn and soybeans. Times are tough right now. Prices are in the toilet. If only you were selling organic soybeans and corn. They’re worth almost twice
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Demand Is High for Organic Soybeans & Corn in Pa.

LANCASTER, Pa. — “We are constantly looking for new organic (soybean) growers,” said Boyd Station’s Spencer Miller. “We would like to buy more organic grain from Pennsylvania.” He and several other panelists shared tips and challenges
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Regenerative Agriculture: Taking Organic to the Next Level

Regenerative agriculture takes proactive measures to replenish the earth, rather than gamble with the potential long-term consequences of standard farming practices. “Natural” and “organic” have experienced decades of growing pains as industry-shaping nomenclature. While the intricacies
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Cover Crops, Soil Health & Winter Grazing

The moment when Jerry Doan “finally got soil health” was when an Australian researcher visited his ranch, Black Leg Ranch in Burleigh County. It was the middle of summer, a hot 95-degree day in North Dakota.
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The Great Microbe Mystery – Improving Our Soils

In a 2018 documentary “The Most Unknown” leading microbiologist and Penn State Geoscientist, Jennifer Macalady expressed just how much we don’t know about the tiny universe of microbes and other micro life forms all around us.
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When Soil Health Guides Decisions

Soil health is becoming a common phrase in Indiana. When you see someone no-tilling and using cover crops, you think about soil health. Just how important is soil health, and how can it impact your farm?
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Using worm tea for your vegetable garden

With spring gardens right around the corner, we are eagerly stocking up on potting and planting supplies. As we are preparing our bed plans for edibles and herbs, we raise the question, “is this fertilizer safe
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How Modern Farming Is Killing Our Soil

As science and agriculture gain a better understanding of the complex and dynamic nature of soil health one thing is becoming more and more clear, our modern farming methods are destroying our soil and causing very
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Soil Health is the Next Agricultural Revolution

By adopting three practices—no-till farming, cover crops, and diverse crop rotations—farmers worldwide can help preserve the world’s soils, feed a growing global population, mitigate climate change, and protect the environment. This was the key message of
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Dirt to Soil – A book by Gabe Brown

North Dakota farmer and rancher Gabe Brown thinks every day about a statement Canadian rancher Don Campbell made at a conference 20 years ago in Bismarck. “I’ll never forget. Don said, “‘If you want to make
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How Biological & Microbial Life Supports Soil Health

Farmers and scientists are starting to get a much stronger grasp on soil health and how naturally occurring biological life &  microorganisms in the soil benefits our plants in a number of ways. This microbiology also
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2018 Farm Bill & Building Soil Health

The Senate Agriculture Committee passed its version of the 2018 Farm Bill this week including provisions aimed at promoting soil health. These provisions include funding for a new USDA pilot project that will incentivize farmers in
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