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Permalink Case Studies Show Soil Health Practices Deliver Economic Returns

The National Association of Conservation Districts and Datu Research, LLC have released a set of four case studies that show soil health practices can yield an economic return of more than $100 per acre. The case studies report on a three-year study period during which corn-soybean farmers in Illinois, Iowa, and Missouri experimented with cover crops and/or no-till. Although participating farmers reported increases in planting costs, they noted significant declines in fertilizer costs and erosion-repair costs. Yields increased by up to $76 per acre, so net farm income increased by up to $110 per acre. The case studies are available online.

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