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ICYMI: Smithfield Foods-EDF-Datu Research Webinar

If you missed our webinar on March 25, 2019, and you’re wondering how Smithfield Foods partners with its supply chain and EDF to create environmental and business benefits, you can access the recording here.

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Helping Farmers Succeed with Cover Crops: Two Case Studies

How can ag retailers incorporate cover crops into their business model? Datu reports on the experience of two farmer-owned cooperatives that are committed to actively supporting their customers with cover crop products, advice and services. A follow-on to our September 2018 study of Certified Crop Advisors and Ag Retailers, these case studies tell the story […]

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Sunrise Cooperative: Do What’s Right for the Customer and the Land

Sunrise Cooperative, Inc. is an agricultural, grain, feed, crop insurance and energy cooperative with 33 locations throughout Ohio. Sunrise’s involvement in cover crops came not as a specific decision, but as a gradual process of responding to customers’ needs. Over the past eight years, the Sunrise team has seen water quality become a major factor […]

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Will we see you next week at SWCS or the Soil Health Institute Conferences?

Hope to see you in Albuquerque, where you can get a sneak peek at Datu’s upcoming findings on cover crop products and services provided by agricultural retailers and Certified Crop Advisers (CCAs). At the annual meetings of the Soil and Water Conservation Society (SWCS) and the Soil Health Institute (SHI), Dr. Angel Cruz will present […]

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Datu Discusses Certified Crop Advisers (CCAs) and Cover Crops

Who do farmers count on for farm management info and advice (besides other farmers)? Attend Datu’s webinar Thu, June 7 on Certified Crop Advisers and their potential role in providing cover crop products and services, hosted by the Platform for Agricultural Risk Management (PARM) Register here

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Cover Crops, No-till, and the Bottom Line: Datu Case Studies

Documenting their budget numbers and the context behind them, four farmers who have adopted cover crops and/or no-till share decisions they made and why, effects on their income and yields, and lessons they learned. Read more…

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Cover Crops and Certified Crop Advisers

Besides other farmers, who do farmers count on for farm management information and advice? Certified Crop Advisers (CCAs) are trusted “go to” sources, along with the agricultural retailers where they work. As farmer interest in cover crops grows, are CCAs and ag retailers willing and prepared to provide much-needed cover crop supplies and services? In […]

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