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The odds are pretty good no-tillers rent at least part of their land and may be looking into the possibility of renting more.
According to the 2022 No-Till Operational Benchmark Survey, 467 owned a combined 305,576 acres of land. Respondents indicated they rented 236,783 acres of land and sharecropped about 86,206 acres of land. That’s a total of 628,565 acres, of which 48.6% are owned and 51.4% are either rented or sharecropped.
While no-till operators have known about conservation measures for years, there is a significant gap in knowledge among conservation practices between them and landlords. The reverse is also true: landlords may want operators to move to conservation agriculture but are uncertain how to address the issue.
The editors at No-Till Farmer are here to help.
Earlier this month, the magazine published a free special report: How No-Till Improves Your Land Value. In it you’ll find the following:
For example, a study from North Carolina state found increasing no-till adoption at the county level by a paltry 1% can increase land values. The increase is about $7.86 per acre across 12 Midwestern states covered by the OpTIS database: Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Dakota and Wisconsin. In Iowa, the land value increase is $14.75 per acre.…