For Scott Sheppard, who farms with his father and brother, IP soys have turned out to be a great fit for the farm. The heavy clay soil makes it challenging to grow corn so six years ago the Sheppards turned to a soy-soy-wheat rotation, relying primarily on IP soys to fill two of the three years in the rotation.
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While IP premiums tend to drive acreage numbers and grower interest, Scott says Sheppland Farms is strongly committed to the non-GMO soy market. Their facilities are set up to manage IP and they’ve forged strong relationships with service providers like Clarke Agri Service and Huron Commodities to get high-quality beans to Asian markets. They’ve also found strong varieties – OAC Kent and OAC Brooke – that perform well on their farm.
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