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How cover crops changed this southwest Iowa farm

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Chris and Ray Gaesser share their farm's story in the latest episode of The State of Soy. (Photo: Joseph L. Murphy/Iowa Soybean Association)

The Gaessers knew they had to do something when four inches of rain fell on their land in just one hour. When terraces and no-till weren't good enough, they turned to cover crops. Now benefiting from less runoff and erosion, they can plant earlier in the year and profit from higher quality soil.

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