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Ground Work 2022:Continuously Improving Sustainability of Michigan Soybeans

David Williams|Dec 2, 2022

Dry weather this fall allowed for an efficient harvest season in our area of Michigan, in the eastern U.S. Midwest. After getting soybean harvest underway…

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Ground Work 2022:Michigan Soybean Harvest Underway

David Williams|Oct 20, 2022

We started harvesting our soybeans on October 4. Late-season rain in our area of Michigan, in the eastern U.S. Midwest, caused the soybeans to take…

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Ground Work 2022:Timely Rain Boosts Michigan Soybean Yield Potential

David Williams|Aug 23, 2022

In early August, we finally got a good, timely rain in our area of Michigan, in the eastern U.S. Midwest. That was ideal timing for…

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Ground Work 2022:Weeding and Feeding Michigan Soybeans and Corn

David Williams|Jul 11, 2022

Our weather continues to influence how we are managing the 2022 crop on our farm in Michigan, in the eastern U.S. Midwest. Our crops are…

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Ground Work 2022:Weather Adjusts Michigan Planting

David Williams|May 27, 2022

Farmers rely on the weather, but we also must adjust to what the weather allows. We’ve had to do quite a bit of adapting based…

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Ground Work 2022:Meet Michigan Farmer David Williams

Laura Temple|Mar 17, 2022

Throughout the 2022 growing season, USSOY.org will provide regular Ground Work updates from several U.S. soybean farmers around the country. Follow their updates, #GroundWork2022, to…

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Ground Work 2021:Post-Harvest Planning in Michigan Supports Sustainable Practices Next Year

Laurie Isley|Dec 30, 2021

We finished harvesting our crops in mid-November. Wet weather slowed all farmers in our region of the eastern U.S. Midwest, so after we finished combining…

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Ground Work 2021:Season Just Starting to Change for Michigan Soybeans

Laurie Isley|Sep 13, 2021

As August ends and September begins, we are seeing the first signs of fall in our region of Michigan, in the eastern U.S. Midwest. I…

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Ground Work 2021:Promoting Sustainable Practices in Michigan Soybeans

Laurie Isley|Aug 10, 2021

From mid-July through August, we are consistently watching and waiting for rain. Thankfully, we have had very timely rains so far this season in our…

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Ground Work 2021:Cover Crops Emerging as Michigan Harvest Continues

Laurie Isley|Nov 11, 2021

Dry weather allowed us to get an early start on harvest. But the weather changed, as it often does. October brought wet weather, and it…