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What’s in this field? Grass planting profitability

In this video you will meet Joe Bragger, who farms dairy, poultry, and crops near the Buffalo Trempealeau County line. Joe has recently identified areas of his cropland that were losing more money than making it. He looked at alternative crops and decided to implement grass strips on these marginal producing acres and increased his average corn yield by nearly 20 bu/ac.

Length: 28:14

Year Produced: 2020

State: Wisconsin

Cropping Systems: Corn, Dairy, Poultry, Soybean

Tags: alternative crops, cover crops, erosion, farmer-led groups, grass strips, marginal lands, Profitability, runoff