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Scaling soil health practices: Bridging the investment gap with financial data 

For members of the Midwest Row Crop Collaborative, the energy and commitment increasingly directed at agriculture and the environment by policymakers and the private sector is a welcome shift—one on which the future of our agricultural system depends. However, as the sector continues to pursue bold goals through investments...

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Cultivating common ground: collaborative policy in sustainable agriculture

The Midwest Row Crop Collaborative’s members share an ambition for an agricultural system that contributes to a stronger environment, economy, and society. This vision is bigger than any single member—or all combined—and depends on systems change approaches to transform that vision into reality. While there are differences among the MRCC…

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Exploring the social side of sustainable agriculture

As a social scientist working in the agriculture industry, I am often asked: “Cami, what is a social scientist and what, exactly do you do?” People’s curiosity is understandable, especially when most associate the ag industry and farming with disciplines like plant breeding, agronomy, and plant genetics. The field of…

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Upstream thinking for agricultural system change

What do teeth brushing, light switch timers, and grassed waterways have in common? They’re all preventative measures intended to solve problems before they begin—problems like cavities, arguments with your kids, and soil erosion. By incorporating these practices, thinking upstream of the root cause of the problem, we’re able to wisely…