Cover Crop Options for Prevented Plant Acres

The Fields Report

June 2019

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Look deep into nature, and then you will understand everything better.  Albert Einstein

In this issue:

Cover Crop Options for Prevented Plant Acres

Conversations with farmers, crop consultants and crop insurance providers lead us to the conclusion that prevented plant will be claimed on significant acreage in 2019, especially since the full coverage crop insurance deadline for corn has passed. While this situation is difficult, especially in the current farm economy, it’s important to plan ahead and use […]

From Grain to Plate Field Day

You are invited to Southwest Wisconsin for a rich exploration of why small grains like wheat, barley, oats and rye matter.  Join us on Meadowlark Farm, Ridgeway, WI on Sunday, June 30, from 10:30 to 3:00.  Take Exit 52 off of US Hwy 18/151, then follow the signs to the nearby farm. We will tour […]

In Her Boots Podcast

My sustainable agriculture story: Margaret Krome Margaret Krome joins a list of inspiring women in celebrating the collaborative spirit of women farmers, the sharing of ideas, and championing women farmers in the sustainable and organic farming movement.  Margaret she shares the inspiring story of her journey to becoming a national leader in sustainable agriculture policy.  […]

Farm Aid Grantees Help Others Grow

This past week, our efforts to support local farmers by reaching out to Michael Fields Agricultural Institute for grant assistance was recognized nationally through Farm Aid. Farm Aid’s mission is to provide great music, supporting farmers, and strengthening America since 1985. Read how MFAI and others are supporting producers here

Hemp Brunch this fall – Reserve your seats now!

Saturday, September 14, 2019 at 11:00 am Chef Tyler Sailsbery, of the Black Sheep, is creating a delectable hemp-inspired bruncheon, including Hemp Mead from The Hive Taproom, Rushing Waters Hemp-smoked Trout and Strauss Meats! Featuring US grown Hemp.  Come experience the hemp craze for yourself! Brunch is in The Beautiful Big Brown Barn at Michael […]

Now Hiring Corn Pollinators

Do you enjoy being outside in the summer? Working with plants? Starting in late July, we will be hiring. This is a temporary position with our Research Department. Our organic corn breeding program uses classic plant breeding and modern screening methods to develop alternative corn varieties that perform well in organic systems, have elevated levels […]

NSAC has a New Coalition Director

After six months of reviewing scores of applications, conducting formal phone interviews with seven candidates from every region of the nation and in-person interviews with four final candidates, the National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition’s Organizational Council announced last week that they unanimously voted to hire Sarah Hackney as NSAC’s new Coalition Director and that she has accepted.  […]


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