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Ground Work 2021: New York State Crops Emerging Well

Ralph Lott|Jun 21, 2021

Despite our late start to planting, we were able to get all our soybeans planted by June 4, a week after we finished planting corn.…


Quality U.S. Soyfood Beans: Planting Food-Grade Soybeans in Ohio

Jeff Magyar|May 17, 2021

U.S. Soy produces high-quality soybeans for our customers. That includes the more than 4 million metric tons, or 148 million bushels, of food-grade soybeans the…

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Ground Work 2021: Round-the-Clock Planting in Kentucky

Caleb Ragland|May 10, 2021

It has been a strange spring. Much of April was cool and dry. However, by the last week of April, we started getting rains that…

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Ground Work 2021: Planting Soybeans in Michigan

Laurie Isley|May 10, 2021

We are in full planting mode! We often have limited good days to plant our soybeans and corn, due to spring storms. That means when…

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Ground Work 2021: Planters Rolling in Iowa

Tim Bardole|May 3, 2021

We are focused on planting both soybeans and corn right now. When we started planting, conditions were less than ideal. Soil temperatures were cooler than…

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Ground Work 2021: Preparing New York State Fields

Ralph Lott|Apr 26, 2021

In mid-April, we received the rain we had been waiting for to provide some soil moisture. It came with cool temperatures. Our long-term forecast shows…

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Ground Work 2021: Spring Preparation and Sustainability in Michigan

Laurie Isley|Apr 8, 2021

The unseasonably warm, dry March in our area of Michigan, in the eastern United States midwest, has us anxious to start planting, but it still…

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Ground Work 2021: Working to Continuously Improve in New York State

Ralph Lott|Mar 31, 2021

New York state farmer Ralph Lott describes building custom strip-till equipment in a Ground Work 2021 update. He also shares how he makes soybean and…

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Ground Work 2021: Meet New York Farmer Ralph Lott

USSEC Staff Writer|Feb 16, 2021

Ralph Lott farms with his wife and two sons in New York State. He will share Ground Work 2021 updates on throughout the growing…

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2020 Ground Work: Preparing for Next Season in Illinois

Elliott Uphoff|Dec 15, 2020

Illinois soybean farmer Elliott Uphoff shares his final 2020 Ground Work update about his cover crop experiment and preparation for the 2021 growing season.