NEWS
Unlocking Soil Potential
Chris Clayton DTN Ag Policy Editor
Thu Oct 11, 2012 03:54 PM CDT

CARROLL, Ohio (DTN) -- It was a symbolic scene: USDA officials and others stood on Dave Brandt's farm to highlight the value of cover crops and no-till farming practices while a neighbor across the road was doing some fall tillage which would leave an open, naked field of soil.

That scene helps demonstrate some of the difficulty facing the Natural Resources Conservation Service, which chose Brandt's farm to roll out a national soil health campaign on Thursday.

Still, the event was a testament to Brandt's decades of work raising crops without plowing and integrating blends of cover crops on the ...

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