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Farmer Works to Fix Soil with Cover Crops
At the 2015 Iowa Cover Crops Conference a packed room listened to Butler and Bremer County farmer Rick Juchems talk about cover crops on his farm. He says some benefits are long-term and won't reap economic benefits right away. A turning point for Juchems came when USDA demonstrated, on his own farm ground, that even a single pass with a field cultivator can significantly upset the organic matter in topsoil.