July/August

Soil health trailblazer honored as 2020 World Food Prize Laureate

Leading soil scientist Dr. Rattan Lal was recently announced as the 2020 World Food Prize Laureate for developing and mainstreaming a soil-centric approach to increasing food production that conserves natural resources and mitigates climate change. From his humble beginnings as a refugee growing up on a small subsistence farm in India, Lal’s determination to learn […]

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2020 brings better spring planting and fresh uncertainty for organic markets

By Ryan Koory, director of economics, Mercaris As spring gives way to summer, the end of June is a perfect point to review the market and plan for the year to come. Looking back, 2019/20 began as a mixed bag for organic feed markets. Organic corn, wheat, and soybeans all struggled through 2019 as persistently […]

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Iowa soil health field day focuses on cover crops, rewarding farmers for capturing carbon, soil health-human health connection

Mitchell Hora was hoping to get 75 people to attend a soil health field day at his family’s farm in Ainsworth, Iowa. His hopes were exceeded as twice as many, 150 people, mostly farmers, showed up on a hot Iowa day in June. Another 1500 watched the event livestreamed on Continuum Ag’s Facebook page. Hora, […]

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Majestic Milling sees “COVID bump” in organic, non-GMO feed business

The path that led to Mark Hudson’s opening of a state-of-the-art non-GMO corn milling facility in Missouri, and to the recent launch of a soybean processing facility producing organic oil and meal, brings to mind a quote from Louis Pasteur: “Fortune favors the prepared mind.” Business is hearty at the corn mill, and the outlook […]

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