Organic Insights

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5 Keys to Marketing Organic Crops and Reaping the Highest Profits Possible

February 20, 2020

By Steve Sinkula, AgriSecure CEO, and J.P. Rhea, Organic Farmer and AgriSecure Co-Founder The biggest benefit of marketing organic crops are the price premiums. Over the last decade we’ve seen premiums almost double conventional crops, with organic corn averaging over $9.50 a bushel and soybeans more than $20 per bushel. Source: USDA ERS While we […]

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Ready to Get into Organic Production? Free Playbook for a Smooth Transition

February 6, 2020

Becoming an organic farmer is not a simple task. It requires a 36-month period, known as the transition process, where fields are treated as they would be under organic certification, but without being able to reap the organic premiums. Transitioning can set your organic operation up for success or struggles, which is why AgriSecure has […]

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4 Keys to Effectively Choosing and Using Organic Crop Inputs

February 2, 2020

By Bryce Irlbeck, AgriSecure Co-Founder & B&B Irlbeck Farms Growers understand that switching from a conventional farming system to organic means giving up certain products like genetically modified seed and synthetic herbicides. But that doesn’t mean organic farmers do not have crop input options. In fact, aside from nitrogen fertilizers and herbicides, most conventional inputs […]

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7 Tips for Succeeding After Organic Transition

January 31, 2020

By Bryce Irlbeck, AgriSecure Co-Founder & B&B Irlbeck Farm; Ken Jenkins, AgriSecure Account Executive & Goliath Ag It’s been 36 months since you started the transition process, and now you’re entering your first growing season as a certified organic farmer. While this means finally being able to reap those high premiums, it also means that […]

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Watch “Going Organic: Crops of the Future” from Farmer2Farmer V

December 16, 2019

Thinking of going organic? Wondering what it might look like for your farm in the future? Watch the in-depth discussion between organic farmers J.P. Rhea (AgriSecure co-founder), Travis Heide, and Rusty Olson at FBN’s Farmer2Farmer V event to gain insights into the path of organic so that you can make more educated decisions on your […]

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Organic Profit Calculator Helps Farmers Evaluate Potential with Organic Crops

November 22, 2019

AgriSecure has launched an online calculator to help farmers discover the potential revenue and profit they could generate from organic crops. Taking just a couple minutes to complete, the calculator uses the number of acres you’re interested in converting to organic, your average land costs, 5-year APH for corn, and crops in your rotation, to […]

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Want Organic Premiums, and Clean Fields?

November 11, 2019

AgriSecure understands that making the decision to “go organic” on some (or all) of your acres is a big deal. In particular, starting the transition process requires confidence in Weed Management practices and tools. AgriSecure has developed a FREE Guide to help farmers gain a better understanding of how weed management can be possible in […]

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Want Long-Term Organic Success? Think ‘Rotation, Rotation, Rotation’

October 22, 2019

By Bryce Irlbeck, AgriSecure Co-Founder & B&B Irlbeck Farms You’ve heard the saying, “location, location, location” — the real estate mantra used to remind people that where a property is located is often the most important factor in its value. In organic farming, the same can be said about rotation. Having the right rotation in […]

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Ag Tech Not Only Makes Large-Scale Organics Possible, But More Profitable

October 15, 2019

By J.P. Rhea, Organic Farmer & AgriSecure Co-Founder Many farmers believe that modern ag technology doesn’t apply to organic production. And there is some truth to that — many organic farmers have small, 40-acre operations where technology isn’t used. But for large-scale organic row-crop operations, a lot of the technology used on conventional farms can […]

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Fifth Generation Farmer Capitalizes on Hog Manure in Organics for Sustainable Profits

October 7, 2019

When Rusty Olson saw that the farm economy was “sliding sideways,” he started looking for opportunities to bring in more revenue from the farm. A fifth-generation farmer in Garner, Iowa, he had recently achieved his goal of expanding the family corn-and-soybean operation from 1,000 acres to 2,000. He wanted to focus on the farm and […]

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