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Welcoming Wildlife with No-Till

Usually touted for its soil health benefits and how it reduces erosion and improves workload, no-till is helping this Wisconsin dairy operation have a positive effect on the local kestrel population as well.
Crave Brothers Farm is a large dairy operation in Waterloo, Wis., that goes the extra mile in several ways to conserve resources and embrace sustainability. With an on-site anaerobic methane digester, the farm operates on 100% green power plus provides energy for 300 homes in the local community.
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No-Till and The American Kestrel

No-till is usually touted for its soil health benefits and how it reduces erosion and improves workload. But since switching to no-till, this Wisconsin dairy operation is seeing that the practices of keeping the soil covered and boosting biological diversity is having a positive affect on the local kestrel population as well.
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Prioritizing Soil Health to Protect Profitability for Generations to Come

The Crave family sees soil health as a key to reducing inputs, lowering machinery costs and creating more value-added products for long-term success and sustainability.

Since the founding of the multigenerational dairy farm in Waterloo, Wis., in 1980, they’ve adopted sustainable farming practices, added a cheese factory to increase the value of their milk, and operate a manure digester that generates enough electricity to power their operation and 300 neighboring homes, making them a carbon-negative company.


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