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Learn about wind energy, soil health at McGrew Brothers Farm field day in Emerson

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 EMERSON — A wind turbine might not be the first investment that comes to mind when looking for ways to cut farm business costs, but according to Steve McGrew, it might be worth considering – especially if you live in a reliably windy part of Iowa.

Steve and his brothers operate McGrew Brothers Farm near Emerson, using no-till on a corn-soybean – and sometimes cover crop – rotation. Three years ago, they installed an older wind turbine on their farm that had been retrofitted with a new generator as a way to cut grain drying costs.


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