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Where can I find information on roll crimping cover crops?

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Which crop next in rotation?

I would like some advice on crop rotation. What organic crops are you planting in your rotation? I had Corn, soybeans and wheat in my rotation. I planted corn two years ago, then beans last year. I had planned to plant wheat last fall, but was not able to get my beans out in time, so I did not get wheat planted last fall. What should I do/plant next? Can I plant corn again, after planting it 2 years ago? Or should I plant a different crop this year? If so, what would you recommend to plant? In southern IA? Thank you, Randy

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Ardent Mills to Help Farmers Double US Organic Wheat Acres by 2019

Interesting development from Ardent MIlls, based in Denver Colorado. It's not clear in this article from how wide a geographic area they will be buying. DENVER, CO, Dec. 15, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Leading the way to meet growing customer and consumer demand, Ardent Mills, the premier flour-milling and ingredient company, is announcing a new organic initiative committed to helping U.S. wheat growers double organic wheat acres by 2019.http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/ardent-mills-to-help-farmers-double-us-organic-wheat-acres-by-2019-300192784.html

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