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Thumb area farmer sees cover crop benefits

A Michigan farmer has spent 15 years keying in cover crop mixes for the commodities he grows. Jeff Schluckbier farms 7,500 acres of corn, dry beans, sugarbeets, and wheat across Tuscola and Sanilac Counties with his cousins. “We can get on it quicker in the... Read More.

Farmers see firsthand benefits of checkoff dollars in Colombia

Farmers representing Indiana Soybean Alliance and Indiana Corn Marketing Council say they are seeing the value of checkoff dollars firsthand in Cartagena, Colombia. Several checkoff organizations are sponsors of U.S. Meat Export Federation’s 2023 Latin American Product Showcase—including Indiana Soybean Alliance, Illinois Soybean Association,... Read More.

Fertility trials show benefits during drought

Research at Michigan State University is finding some wheat management techniques are helpful to drought-stressed crops. Soil fertility specialist Kurt Steinke with Michigan State University is studying different nutrient applications. “We’ve seen some tremendous yield gains and in some cases, grain quality increases with... Read More.

Celebrating the health benefits of chickpeas

Monday was international falafel day.  An opportunity for falafel lovers everywhere to come together and celebrate.  But it’s also an opportunity to celebrate the benefits of chickpeas or garbanzo beans which are used to make falafels. The legume is packed with protein and... Read More.