Carbon Farming Podcast Ep. 12: Carbon Opportunities in Iowa

In this episode we welcome Alejandro Plastina, Associate Professor of Economics at Iowa State University alongside his former student and our Cornbelt Carbon Cropping Manager, Clay Craighton. Dr. Alejandro Plastina specializes in agricultural production and technology, with an emphasis on farm business and financial management. His research focuses on the socioeconomic drivers of conservation practices, voluntary pest […]

The “Dirt” on Carbon Contracts

The “Dirt” on Carbon Contracts: Top 5 Things to Consider Before Signing 1. Contract Length There are a wide variety of contracts for carbon out there, but when specifically talking about the contract length, programs can vary between a 1 year contract and a 10 year contract, or longer. There are pros and cons to […]

Conventional Tillage: Compaction Mitigating Ally or an Unforeseen Antagonist?

Tradition. For thousands of years plowing and farming have gone hand-in-hand, for good reason, too. Over the centuries we have seen the benefits from our various forms of intensive tillage, from the days of horse or ox-drawn plows turning over and loosening the prairie soil making way for crop roots to more easily penetrate the […]