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Transitioning to organics

Autonomous Farm Equipment Solves Organic Labor and Time Challenges

Ask an organic farmer about their biggest challenges and labor and time crunches are likely to be at the top. But autonomous farm equipment may soon be an option to help solve those issues. And help growers be more efficient in their operations, too. That’s what Craig Rupp, founder and CEO of Sabanto, has seen […]

Organic Breakevens: What to Know and How to Calculate

If you’re thinking about organics, you’ve probably debated whether it’s going to pay off — literally. Yes, the price premiums are good, but you’ve heard your yields will take a hit. How can you predict profitability? The answer: calculating your organic breakevens. What are an organic breakevens? Simply put, it’s a way to calculate what […]

Sustainable Success with Organic Row Crops

Zero tillage. Continuous cover. Rotational grazing. Several farming practices are regenerative in nature. But when it comes to the economics of sustainable success in agriculture, organics remains one of the strongest. Premiums for organic corn and soybeans have more than doubled their conventional counterparts’ prices over the last decade. This is hanks to high consumer […]

Organic Rye Key to Distillery’s Prohibition Era Spirits

In Carroll County, Iowa — home of the original Templeton rye —  a distillery teamed up with a local organic farm to revive its Prohibition past. The story of Iowa Legendary Rye dates back to the Great Depression. That’s when Lorine Sextro and her family housed a bootlegger in the attic on their Carroll County […]

Cover Crops Bring Big Benefits to Organic Farms

We always stress the importance of a diverse crop rotation to achieve long-term organic success. But what if market opportunities for organic crops in your area are limited? How can you diversify your rotation with just a few cash crops? Answer: Cover crops. Even though you don’t sell them like cash crops, they can still […]