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Ground Work 2021: Making Progress Between Alabama Rains

Wendy YeagerApr 16, 2021

We have gotten quite a bit of rain this spring. That means our fields are wet, so getting them ready for planting is going slower…

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Ground Work 2021: Fields Nearly Ready for Planting in North Dakota

Matt GastApr 14, 2021

The warm, very dry spring we have had in our area of North Dakota in the United States northern plains has been very different than…

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Ground Work 2021: Getting Kentucky Fields Ready to Plant

Caleb RaglandApr 9, 2021

March brought plenty of rain to our area of central Kentucky, in the southern United States. We have been repairing waterways in our rolling fields…

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Ground Work 2021: Spring Preparation and Sustainability in Michigan

Laurie IsleyApr 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: Iowa Planting Preparation Dictated by 2020 Derecho

Tim BardoleApr 1, 2021

On August 10, 2020, our farm was hit by a derecho, a fast-moving storm with straight-line winds that reached speeds over 160 kilometers per hour, or 100 miles per hour. It was described…

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

Ralph LottMar 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…