The biggest benefit were seeing from flattened cover crops is the regeneration of our soils When we first purchased this operation in 1991 our soil organic matter levels were one point seven to one point nine percent Infiltration rate on precipitation was a half of an inch of rainfall per hour today because of 20 plus years of zero till because of a very diverse crop rotation the use of cover Crops and the integration of Livestock our soil organic matter levels are now five point three to six point one percent and our Infiltration rate is over eight inches of rainfall per hour Every acre of our cropland and we have approximately two thousand acres of Cropland Either has a cover crop growing before the cash crop After the cash crop or with the cash crop but our goal is to have a living root in the ground as long as possible Feeding that soil biology What we’ve done on our operation now is we haven’t used synthetic fertilizers since 2008 we use no fungicides no pesticides We are using one herbicide pass approximately every two to three years. We’re getting close to eliminating that also We have a one hundred and twenty seven bushel proven Dryland corn Yield County average is under a hundred So we’re over twenty five percent higher than County average Without all the be costs involved we’re saving a tremendous amount of inputs our cost to produce a bushel of corn Last year was a dollar and forty two cents that included all the land costs Planting it harvesting it trucking it to market everything It’s made least cost producer silas it’s about the system, and it’s about thinking holistically We’re not in this to make the most profit this year. We’re in it to regenerate our soils and long term profitability and Because we’ve gone to this type of a production model. We’re able to produce our cash commodities at a fraction of the cost you