Profits and Soil Health Draw 4th-Generation Farmer to Organics

Chuck Thompson was tired of living hand-to-mouth. Like many farmers, he grew up on a traditional, corn-and-soybean operation in Humboldt, Iowa, and returned to it after college. Today, he and his brother farm with their father, making them the fourth generation of the family farm. But in the last decade, the Thompsons have struggled to […]

Landlord Embraces Organic Farming

It may seem like there are a lot of obstacles when transitioning acres from conventional to organic crops. While some have apprehensions about new chemicals or equipment, those who rent land also may be concerned about landlord acceptance of a new method of farming. Q&A with Tim Slaughter Check out Organic Farming and Sustainability: Q&A […]

August 2018 – AgriSecure Newsletter

AgriSecure Field Day Our Field Day in Kennard, NE was a great success. Over 90 growers and Ag industry leaders learned about the compelling economics of transitioning to organic production. In addition, participants received expert insight into the transition process, production practices, hands-on demonstrations of weed management equipment, and toured organic corn and soybean fields. […]

May 2018 – Agrisecure Newsletter

Agronomy insights April was extremely cold for much of the Midwest, which caused delays for many growers. However, soil temperatures rose above the May 10-year average for most Midwestern counties, with the exceptions of soggy NW Iowa and Southern Minnesota. As a result, most regions have been able to get most crops planted on schedule. […]