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U.S. Soy Farmer’s Sustainability Practices Focus on Soil Quality, Erosion Control

Jack Cornell|Jul 1, 2022

Soil health is top of mind for U.S. Soy farmer Kenny Brinker, who grows soybeans and corn in Auxvasse, Missouri. Brinker’s farrow to finish hog…

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Ground Work 2022: Planting Underway in Missouri

Neal Bredehoeft|May 3, 2022

A weather pattern bringing high winds and small amounts of rain at a time, like just 5 cm, or .2 inches, has slowed our start…

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Ground Work 2022: Meet Missouri Farmer Neal Bredehoeft

Laura Temple|Mar 29, 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 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: Cutting Alabama Soybeans and Preparing for Next Year

Wendy Yeager|Dec 9, 2021

We finally finished harvesting our soybeans on November 24, marking the end of our very long harvest season. We started harvesting single-season soybeans on November…

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Ground Work 2021: Iowa Weather Compressing Growing Season, Yield

Tim Bardole|Sep 10, 2021

Our crops look like they put up a good fight this year, but they have reached the point of shutting down biological processes for the…

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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: Soybeans – and Other Crops – Blooming in Alabama

Wendy Yeager|Jul 30, 2021

Our soybeans, and the rest of our crops, are looking good so far this season. This month, we have had adequate rainfall every few weeks…

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Ground Work 2021: Sustainable Practices Making a Difference in Michigan Fields

Laurie Isley|Jul 8, 2021

We are enjoying a break from work now that the crops are planted and we’ve done what we can to provide an environment for them…

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Ground Work 2021: Crops Progressing in Alabama

Wendy Yeager|Jun 23, 2021

We finished planting our full-season crops by the end of May. Then we started harvesting winter wheat on June 1. However, after cutting just one semi-load, rain and wet…