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Op-ed: A New Row-Cropping System in Iowa Offers Some Reasons for Optimism

August 21, 2020 – By Ricardo Salvador, Civil Eats – We all could use some good news. Here is some. This is a story about breaking free. There’s more than corn, beans and hogs growing in north-central Iowa this summer. It turns out that the future may be taking shape just outside Buffalo Center. That’s where farmer Zack Smith has set aside one of his 305 acres of corn/soy to experiment with a system that he calls the Stock Cropper. As the name tells you, both livestock and plants are involved. In the same field. At the same time.

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