Buffalo, North Dakota farmer Randy Melvin is working fields of corn stalks and soybean stubble, preparing for the 2022 growing season. “There are some corn fields that have rye growing in it. I’ll leave those with the plan of no-tilling soybeans into those next year. We’re trying to get the ground in the best shape we can as long as Mother Nature allows.” Melvin doesn’t want to risk losing topsoil. “We’ve been playing with rye as a cover crop for a few years. We’ve learned a lot.”
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