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Watch Agronomy & Soil Health
February 7, 2020

Mike Bretz

Mike Bretz's point of view was: “If we can actually make agriculture more profitable and improve soil health, why not go do it?” Mike jumped in headfirst with all 450 acres into beneficial practices, planting cover crops first and going for another round his second season.

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October 3, 2019

Adam Chappell

A decade after taking his first steps toward practices that benefit the soil, Adam continues to maximize his profitability and reduce his expenses by introducing new practices.

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May 2, 2020

Steve Anderson

In 2013, crop prices were falling faster than the input prices, making turning a profit hard to impossible. The changes Steve made helped him make a profit and have more time with his family.

Watch Agronomy & Soil Health
June 4, 2020

Kyle Schnell

Iowa farmer Kyle Schnell found the more he applies beneficial practices such as cover crops, grazing, and no-till, the more his profits increase. He spends less and earns more.

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August 5, 2020

Tony Hein

With mounting chemical prices, Tony Hein thought to himself, “I’ve got to do something different.” Exploring beneficial practices has helped Tony save costs while improving his soil health.

Watch Agronomy & Soil Health
June 1, 2021

Ken Rulon

Indiana farmer Ken Rulon has been using no-till and cover crops for decades—and has the data to shows benefits. Some of those benefits include increasing his profitability by reducing costs on pesticides and insecticides and focusing on having something in the ground all year.

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October 19, 2021

Kasey Bryant Bamberger

On her family’s farm in Ohio, Kasey Bryant Bamberger uses digital technology and natural microbiology to enrich her soil and produce a healthier crop. In their first year of using cover crops and no-till, they even saw a large-scale weed reduction.

Watch Agronomy & Soil Health
October 29, 2021

Quinn Johnson

Quinn’s soil has made a transformation. “We started with some pretty chalky white soil, and it was less than 1% organic matter. On a lot of our fields, we've had some pretty degraded ground that we were working with here,” he says, which motivated him to try cover crops, no-till, and grazing. It took some trial and error, but his soil made a turnaround. “If we've got the moisture in the soil, our soil almost looks like crumbly chocolate cake now.”

Read Science and Policy
November 16, 2021

COP26: 4 Takeaways Advancing Agriculture as a Climate Solution

By Max DuBuisson, Bradley Rochlin, Guy Pinjuv

Read Agronomy and Soil Health
November 9, 2021

Incorporating No-till

Sometimes starting something new is really about leaving something behind. Such is the case with incorporating no-till. 

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November 9, 2021

How Can I Build Soil Health?

Healthy soils can make your operation more profitable and weather-resistant, fortifying your business for future generations. But building or repairing soil health can...

Read Science and Policy
November 4, 2021

Farmers Maximize Their Opportunity to Get Paid for Carbon With New World-Class Tools

Big news in the agriculture world last week: Indigo Ag announced its acquisition of Soil Metrics, an industry-leading technology company that has developed a comprehensive...

Read AG Carbon Credits
October 20, 2021

Climate-Smart Commerce

“As a commerce company, Shopify champions entrepreneurs around the world, and we want to make entrepreneurship accessible for anyone everywhere,” says Stacy Kauk, Director...

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October 20, 2021

How can we bring transparency to know how our food is produced?

10/20/21 Today’s consumers are asking more and more: how, and at what cost to the environment, does food reach my table?

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October 20, 2021

How No-Till Works Everywhere

Ryan Stockwell is a Wisconsin farmer who helps farmers solve problems on their farms with Carbon by Indigo. I’ll admit, when I first heard of the idea of using no till in...

Read Agronomy and Soil Health Conversations
October 18, 2021

Meet the Winners of Indigo’s Soil Health Challenge, Iowa farmers Ryan and Phil Heiniger

Even though Ryan Heiniger hasn’t always been farming, he’s always stayed close to the management of land, its resources, and safeguarding the wildlife who inhabit it. The...

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October 16, 2021

3 Farmer Spotlights for World Food Day

10/16/21 Each year, the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) designates World Food Day on October 16th to bring awareness to the transformations in food systems,...

Read Market Analysis Expert Voices
October 5, 2021

The Times I Wished for More Time: On Simplifying the Merchandising Process

Corn and soybean harvest is here, a hectic two-month stretch for both farmers and merchants. This season has us reflecting on how merchandising work has changed over the...

Read Agronomy and Soil Health AG Carbon Credits
September 7, 2021

Why Farmers Should Care About the Quality of Their Carbon Credits

The demand for agricultural carbon credits is growing. Hundreds of Fortune 500 businesses are making commitments to purchase them in order to further their environmental...

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September 7, 2021

What is Carbon Farming?

Carbon farming is the process of changing agricultural practices to increase the levels of carbon in the soil and reduce greenhouse gas emissions. This type of...

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August 9, 2021

What’s Driving the Demand for Agricultural Carbon Credits?

The agricultural carbon marketplace is emerging. The buyers are all in, making commitments to available carbon credit and trying to find more. Their interest in credits is...

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July 21, 2021

Brewing More Beneficial Beer: Beer Companies That Are Leading Climate Sustainability

The science of agricultural production matters a lot when only a handful of ingredients make up your food or drink. Think coffee, which is just one ingredient. Or beer....

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July 21, 2021

Paul Hawken on How Farmers Can Heal our Future and be Very Profitable

“We are either stealing the future or healing the future,” author, journalist, and business strategist Paul Hawken said in a discussion to kick off the Carbon Farming...

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June 16, 2021

The Grain Marketing Tools to Keep in Your Digital Toolkit 

By Brandon Bruggeman, North America Commercial Trade Lead   

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June 4, 2021

3 Ways to Celebrate World Environment Day

To highlight the importance of caring for our planet and its people, the UN designated World Environment Day in 1972, with this year’s theme being Ecosystem Restoration.

Read Science and Policy
May 6, 2021

How Does Soil Carbon Sequestration Work?

The science behind agricultural carbon sequestration offers a snapshot of the constant dialogue between the atmosphere, plants, and soils. It starts with...

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April 23, 2021

Partner Spotlight: American Farmland Trust

April 23, 2021 We caught up with one of the winners of the Indigo Carbon Challenge to spotlight the work being done by American Farmland Trust.

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April 20, 2021

Taking Collective Action, Featuring CEO of Moderna Stéphane Bancel

  Stéphane Bancel, CEO of pioneering biotech powerhouse startup Moderna, understands the vital importance of climate. More than a year into a global pandemic brought forth...

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April 20, 2021

A Farmer's Perspective for Earth Day

“Just take one of the pictures from the current Mars rover, Persistence, of a field with nothing in it. Just parched and dry. Then imagine a field of waist-high glowing...

Read Market Analysis Expert Voices
April 9, 2021

Now, farmers and grain buyers can transact directly on Marketplace

What makes for a valuable, open marketplace? The ability to conduct business easily, with confidence, and at a moment’s notice with the people you want to conduct business...

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March 22, 2021

Reflecting on the Power of the Plant Microbiome for World Water Day

Farmers depend on water for their business, as much as seeds, sun, and fertilizer – and it shows. Agriculture consumes 70% of the world’s freshwater an 85% of the...

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March 8, 2021

Meet Larkin Martin, a Seventh Generation Farmer and Sustainable Business Leader

Larkin Martin manages a family-farming operation in Courtland, Alabama, where she raises cotton, corn, soybeans, and wheat. Her cotton is now part of a sourcing...

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March 5, 2021

Fashion and Farming’s Indelible Bond

A conservation biologist steering sustainability and sourcing for a luxury fashion group? You better believe Helen Crowley, Head of Sustainable Sourcing & Nature...

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February 17, 2021

Meet P.J. Haynie, a Fifth-Generation Farmer Who Champions Black Equity in Agriculture

P.J. Haynie is a fifth-generation row crop farmer based out of Virgina with a satellite operation in Arkansas. Winter wheat, barley, corn, and soybeans – the same crops...

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January 28, 2021

These Innovators are Finding New Solutions to Progress Carbon Sequestration in Agricultural Soils

  Indigo launched the first-of-its-kind Indigo Carbon Challenge in 2019 to find novel solutions for agricultural soil carbon sequestration and help draw the world's...

Read AG Carbon Credits Science and Policy
January 25, 2021

What Makes a High Quality Carbon Credit?

Businesses and consumers are laser-focused on making sure the credits they buy are a true measure of progress against climate change.

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January 12, 2021

Meet Bill Jones, the Anheuser-Busch Agronomist Helping Brew a New Wave in Sustainability

After five years of working at Anheuser-Busch, first as an agronomist, now as the agronomy manager for rice, Bill Jones has seen firsthand how consumer demand for...

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January 6, 2021

4 Easy Steps to Get the Best Cash Grain Bid

By Rodney Connor, Head of Offering Product Strategy, Marketplace Although cash grain bids show a certain price today, the farmer won’t get that price when it’s all said...

Read Agronomy and Soil Health Expert Voices
December 21, 2020

3 Tips for Farmers to Plan for a Successful Season

Hear from three Indigo agronomists – Monica Campen in Missouri, Bryan Randall in Ohio, and Evan Brehm in Iowa – on the steps they are taking with Indigo growers across the...

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December 5, 2020

5 Ways to Celebrate World Soil Day

 It may not make its way on to many calendars this season, but World Soil Day is a holiday we can get behind. In honor of the day, we’ve rounded up a few ways you can...

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November 18, 2020

A Major Milestone for Measuring the Climate Benefit of Agriculture

By Max DuBuisson, Director of Carbon Policy, Indigo Ag The agricultural carbon market just took a major leap forward: In October, rigorous protocols for “soil enrichment”...

Read AG Carbon Credits Conversations
November 18, 2020

JPMorgan Chase’s Marisa Buchanan on Why the Firm is Investing in Agricultural Carbon Credits

Growing up in the Bay Area in the 1990s when the population was exploding and the city was buckling to provide transportation, relief from traffic congestion, and...

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October 27, 2020

Meet Matt & Kelly Griggs, Whose Family Operation Has Seen Water Conservation Success

Griggs Farm LLC has been operating in Tennessee since 1882. Today, it is run across approximately 2,000 acres by Matt and Kelly Griggs, husband and wife who came back to...

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October 16, 2020

Meet Mike Bretz, a Corporate Sustainability Specialist Turned Carbon Farmer

Before Mike Bretz was figuring out how to capture carbon in his family farm’s soil, he was in a boardroom working to take carbon out of his company’s supply chain. The...

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October 6, 2020

Meet Kasey Bryant Bamberger, Whose Ohio Farm Uses Tech to Unlock Nature’s Power

Kasey Bryant Bamberger is a third-generation partner in Bryant Agriculture Enterprise. That’s a general title, with broad responsibilities, from running the financials to...

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September 25, 2020

Meet Ray Sneed, Whose Focus on Sustainability Has Increased Profitability

Low cost, high output. That’s the mindset of Ray Sneed and his four brothers, a family of row crop farmers based north of Memphis, Tennessee. It’s a mindset that has led...

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April 22, 2020

Celebrating the winner of the Carbon Cup this Earth Day

Chris Prevatt, a 32-year-old rancher based out of Alabama – and the winner of this year’s inaugural Carbon Cup – started out attending conferences. Down south for the...

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April 22, 2020

Celebrating growers on Earth Day with virtual visits (VIDEO)

Read Expert Voices Science and Policy
January 22, 2020

The Key to Agricultural Carbon Markets: Measurement and Verification

  Agricultural soil carbon sequestration and emissions reductions can be immediate and affordable levers in addressing climate change, as suggested by the climate...

Read Expert Voices Science and Policy
June 27, 2019

Indigo's Living Map of the World's Food System

Two weeks ago, at the inaugural Beneficial Ag event in Memphis, Indigo was proud to participate in a growing community of innovators from across the food system. One of...

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May 15, 2019

Agriculture's Time Has Come

By David Perry Today, CNBC ranked Indigo as the most innovative company in the world on its 2019 Disruptor 50 list. This news is significant for our young organization...

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March 13, 2019

Indigo’s Partnership with Anheuser-Busch: A Major Step Towards Beneficial Agriculture

By David Perry The agriculture industry is currently one of the biggest contributors to human caused greenhouse gas emissions, but I believe that it is also one of the...

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January 30, 2019

Why We Launched Indigo Transport

By David Perry The automotive industry boomed in the United States during the mid-twentieth century. This paired with the development of an interstate highway system led...

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December 13, 2018

A Living Map of the World's Food Supply

By Geoffrey von Maltzahn Today, we’re excited to announce Indigo’s acquisition of TellusLabs, a satellite imaging and artificial intelligence company based out of...

Read Market Analysis Expert Voices
September 18, 2018

Why We Launched Indigo Marketplace™

The system by which we grow and distribute grain is well over a hundred years old. In the early 1900s, with significant urban migration, came the need for an efficient way...

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September 12, 2018

Yield Differences So Large You Can See Them From Outer Space

By Geoffrey von Maltzahn When evaluating products, growers trust the results they see with their own eyes. The benefit of a different seed variety, irrigation system,...

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June 13, 2018

Indigo Research Partners: Building the World's Largest Agricultural Lab

At Indigo, we believe the best lab for testing innovative agricultural techniques is the farm itself. Through collaborations with farmers around the US, we are building...

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March 18, 2018

Grower Perspective: Steve McBee

Steve McBee runs a family operation in Kansas City, MO, growing Indigo Corn™ and Indigo Soybeans™. He shares what it's been like to work with Indigo so far, speaking to...

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December 19, 2017

Grower Perspective: Sledge Taylor

Sledge Taylor farms cotton, corn, soybeans, wheat, peanuts, and cattle at Buckeye Farms in Como, MS. Recipient of the 2015 Cotton Grower Achievement Award, Sledge is an...

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December 12, 2017

Beyond the Commodity Market

By David Perry In the first half of the twentieth century, we became increasingly concerned about how we could feed a growing population. In the decades after World War...

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December 8, 2017

Grower Perspective: David Taylor

David Taylor of Como, MS discusses the importance of making data-driven decisions on his farm and how companies like Indigo are helping to lead the way.

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November 20, 2017

Why Microbes Perform Under Stress

By Geoffrey von Maltzahn This past season, we planted Indigo Corn™ in a region of central Kansas where fields only received 50% of their average rainfall. This severe...

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November 17, 2017

Grower Perspective: David Cleavinger

Grower David Cleavinger discusses Indigo’s multi-faceted approach to improving the agricultural industry for the next generation I first learned about Indigo in July 2017,...

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September 26, 2017

Re-Imagining Modern Agriculture

By David Perry At Indigo, we believe that we have the opportunity to create a fundamentally different kind of agriculture company — one that is focused on a different set...

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April 25, 2017

The Technology Behind Indigo Research Partners

By Gerard Keating, Chief Technology Officer I am very excited to be part of such a world-class team, focused on the company’s mission to help farmers sustainably feed the...

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April 25, 2017

Why We Launched Indigo Research Partners

By David Perry Today, we announced the launch of Indigo Research Partners, a program that enables Indigo and growers to test new technologies together. With Indigo...

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March 29, 2017

Farmers Benefit from New Technologies

By Barry Knight Farmers face a profitability challenge. Most people don’t think that farmers make much money. It’s true – farming’s margins are slim. Yet revenues from...

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February 8, 2017

Indigo’s Partnership Model Reduces Grower Risk

By Eric Jeck The economics of farming are increasingly tilted against the grower. Growers invest heavily upfront in land, equipment, labor and expensive inputs including...

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January 9, 2017

Indigo Innovation: A Model of Continuous Improvement

By David Perry Today, we are sharing the data from the commercial launch of our first product, Indigo™ Cotton. I’m pleased to report that the commercial data indicate that...

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July 21, 2016

Introducing Indigo’s First Commercial Product: Improving Cotton’s Water Use Efficiency for a Water Constrained World

By David Perry Growing up in Arkansas, we knew where our water came from. A plastic pipe allowed water to gravity flow from a nearby spring to a concrete water tank next...

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April 18, 2016

The Economics of Farming

By Rachel Raymond The business of farming has always been synonymous with significant risk. Farmers’ basic business model involves a significant upfront investment in land...

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March 21, 2016

The Indigo Promise

By Katie Czerepak Hopefully by now you know that we here at Indigo are trying to do something extraordinary, and to accomplish extraordinary goals, you need extraordinary...

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March 7, 2016

Why Indigo?

By Geoffrey von Maltzahn We here at Indigo have been getting this question a lot over the past few weeks. As a company dedicated to harnessing nature to help feed the...

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February 18, 2016

Introducing Indigo

By David Perry We are at a critical moment in time. By 2050, the planet will have 9.7 billion people to feed. That’s over two billion more than today. It’s six USAs, or...

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August 25, 2021

Episode 45: Angie Setzer, @GoddessofGrain

Angie Setzer, a grain marketing specialist you probably know by her twitter handle, @GoddessofGrain, joins GrainWaves to talk farmer mindsets, the future of ag...

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June 22, 2021

Episode 44: NGFA Convention Trends?

Weren’t able to attend the NGFA convention this year? Rodney breaks down 3 trends he saw from the show floor — including the importance of end-to-end technology solutions...

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June 1, 2021

Episode 43. Thad England: What’s going on with Iowa basis?

Calling in from western Iowa, grain marketer Thad England gives an update on what he’s seeing and hearing from farmers and buyers as corn & beans continue their historic...

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May 17, 2021

Episode 42: Mark Johnson of GrainBridge

The growth of analytics and data science in the grain business will be a trend to watch over the next decade. And it won’t be us vs. machines. It will be us + machines....

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April 7, 2021

Episode 41: Jason Wheeler of Elevator’s Cut

Jason Wheeler, co-host of Elevator’s Cut and grain merchandising specialist at White Commercial, stops by to talk with Rodney on how a strong, local grain buyer can be so...

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April 2, 2021

Episode 40: The Future of Agriculture Freight

Kearney Klein knows carriers don’t want to spend more time sourcing loads. He knows farmers and grain buyers want faster access to freight, with more clarity around rates....

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March 10, 2021

Episode 39: Why is Grain Merchandising Not a Zero-Sum Game?

Welcome Aline Pezente, new co-host of Grainwaves, who talks with Rodney on how the business of grain merchandising is not a zero-sum game between growers and buyers. Both...

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January 28, 2021

Episode 37: The Power of AgYield

From digital trading systems to artificial intelligence, AgYield has built a portfolio of powerful technology tools that simplify the grain marketing process for farmers....

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January 8, 2021

Episode 32: How do you settle a corn futures contract?

Find the three ways to “unwind” or settle a corn futures contract when the time comes.

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December 8, 2020

Episode 31: Dennis DeLaughter Part II: Trusting the Technical System

In the second part of our interview with farmer turned grain marketing advisor Dennis DeLaughter, we dig into the components of his technical system: how it rapidly...

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Agronomy and Soil Health

Adam Chappell

A decade after taking his first steps toward practices that benefit the soil, Adam continues to maximize his profitability and reduce his expenses by ...

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Agronomy and Soil Health

Mike Bretz

Mike Bretz's point of view was: “If we can actually make agriculture more profitable and improve soil health, why not go do it?” Mike jumped in ...

Watch Now
Agronomy and Soil Health

Steve Anderson

In 2013, crop prices were falling faster than the input prices, making turning a profit hard to impossible. The changes Steve made helped him make a ...

Watch Now
Agronomy and Soil Health

Kyle Schnell

Iowa farmer Kyle Schnell found the more he applies beneficial practices such as cover crops, grazing, and no-till, the more his profits increase. He ...

Watch Now
Agronomy and Soil Health

Tony Hein

With mounting chemical prices, Tony Hein thought to himself, “I’ve got to do something different.” Exploring beneficial practices has helped Tony ...

Watch Now
Agronomy and Soil Health

Ken Rulon

Indiana farmer Ken Rulon has been using no-till and cover crops for decades—and has the data to shows benefits. Some of those benefits include ...

Watch Now
Agronomy and Soil Health

Kasey Bryant Bamberger

On her family’s farm in Ohio, Kasey Bryant Bamberger uses digital technology and natural microbiology to enrich her soil and produce a healthier ...

Watch Now
Agronomy and Soil Health

Quinn Johnson

Quinn’s soil has made a transformation. “We started with some pretty chalky white soil, and it was less than 1% organic matter. On a lot of our ...

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