Conservation improvements bring some good from prevented planting problems

Though weather conditions prevented Decatur County Farm Bureau member Jim Anderson from planting crops on most of his 260-acre field near Lamoni this year, it did allow him to add terraces and tiling to the newly-purchased farm.

"This year, it works really well (to terrace now) because this was prevented planting and we couldn’t get into it (to plant corn)," Anderson said.

He was able to plant soybeans on part of the field, but that meant the rest of the field was available for...

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