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Freezing temperatures since November, an ice layer for weeks and several days under water – will there be any alfalfa stands remaining in the Northwest?

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Harvest season always seems to start in the same frantic, frustrating way.

Two months before the combines roll, Megan Hedges recounts, her brother starts calling everyone he knows who might be able to run a machine.

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A recent look at some agricultural statistics showed that, as of 2014, roughly half of the farmland in Wisconsin is being actively managed through soil testing. Given that you’re likely already engaged in soil analysis on a regular basis, this article may come across as review.

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They considered themselves to be good farmers.

“We were getting just under 19 inches of moisture in a year, and we were wasting it. We’d plant winter wheat on black fallow and get 50 bushels an acre and be tickled to death,” Dan Forgey says. “But we thought we were good farmers.”

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Organic farmers have to make hard choices between protecting soil from erosion and controlling weeds. For example, large-scale organic farming relies heavily on tillage. Tilling breaks up the soil to kill weeds and prepare for planting.

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“Worst Drought in 1,000 Years Predicted for American West” – the headline in a 2015 National Geographic Magazine caught readers’ attention.

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