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Soil fertility testing is a valuable tool to optimize forage production. Applying too much fertilizer is not an economically or environmentally sound practice, and inadequate fertility or improper soil pH can limit forage production.

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Kelly Garrett, in western Iowa, is the first producer in the U.S. to market carbon credits for a large payment. The credits were determined by the amount of carbon stored in soil on his farm.

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U.S. exports set new record

The roller coaster ride that was 2020 is over. A bit dazed (but undefeated), forage exporters can reflect upon a difficult year full of challenges that nonetheless yielded a new record for international sales.

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Have you ever stopped and considered which you prefer, a salad bowl or a salad bar? If you get salad from a salad bowl, you reach in with the tongs and pull out whatever vegetables the chef decided to put in the salad.

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Spring soil sampling is right around the corner, and soil samples that will be pulled in 2021 will be providing useful data through the 2025 growing season. Soil sampling is a major investment and carries tremendous value.

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Drought is a recurring phenomenon, and forage growers as well as other agricultural producers need to stay prepared for it. At the current time, meteorologists don’t have the ability to accurately predict drought for more than one to two months in advance for most parts of the world.

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