This year, many fields are bone dry and that has many farmers in the region thinking about how to manage their land, their animals and the water that is there.
Fearing backlash from customers, companies like Coke, Nestle and General Mills, are pressuring farmers to reduce their contribution to water pollution.
This season's storms aren't a fluke. They're one consequence of a century long pattern in which the Midwest has gotten as much as two degrees warmer.
Cover crops, like crimson clover and hairy vetch, grow during the winter when everything else freezes.
New research indicates that soil is eroding from farms much faster than previously thought.
Corn and soybean farmers are adding a cover crop season – whether they have cattle to graze on the green or not.
For many Midwesterners, wind is an occasional nuisance. For farmers, though, the wind’s impact can be huge — drying out crops and eroding topsoil.
The growing season is winding down and the days are growing shorter. Just when you thought your work was over, your garden still needs your attention.
Farmers struggle to balance rising rates of soil erosion with the need to produce more crops.