Heartland Grain
Precision Ag/Conservation Partnership

Dear NRCS, AgSolver and Heartland Partners- 

It is my pleasure to be able to share with you a pdf and online copy of a feature story published in Corn & Soybean Digest about our partnership work in Southwest Iowa.  This quote from Art Wisecup summarizes things very well: 

“Like a lot of farmers, we've got the technology to record data, but who really puts it to good use?” asks Art Wisecup. “We knew some parts of the farm were not profitable, but how do you show someone in Philadelphia which parts of the farm are producing and which aren't?” adds Lee. “We have 14 people on the [family farm corporate] board from all over the country, and that's only going to get more complicated. They don't realize how much of a profitability drag a low-lying wet spot can be. Years ago, it took $70 to put in an acre of corn—now it's more like $700 an acre. We felt like a conservation program would be a better fit for some of the land, but we needed help with which program and where.”


Link to article: http://www.cornandsoybeandigest.com/data/cull-unprofitable-land

I want to take this opportunity to thank all of you for your support and contributions to this partnership since it was created a little more than two years ago. 


Cheers and onward!


Ryan Heiniger

Director of Agriculture & Conservation Innovations

Pheasants Forever, Inc.

Quotes retrieved on August 18, 2017, 07:02:22 PM CDT
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