No-Till Farmer editors encounter a variety of articles, social media posts, podcasts and videos that offer a unique look at no-tilling across North America and the world. Here is our favorite content from the past week from across the web:


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See David and Randy at the 2023 National No-Tillage Conference in St. Louis!


Preparing Land for No-Till After 30+ Years in CRP

Welker Farms in north central Montana has the chisel plow out, but it’s for a good reason — they’re preparing land enrolled in the Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) for decades for no-tilling. In this YouTube video, the Welkers explain how to prepare long-term CRP land for farming. “All you guys out there who are pro-no-till, don’t worry. This is the process you gotta do no matter where you’re at in this world.”


Relay Cropping Produces Extra $200 Per Acre for Michell Hora

Mitchell Hora, the Washington, Iowa, no-tiller and founder of precision consulting business Continuum Ag, identified at least a $200 per acre profit on his relay cropped rye and soybean acres, compared to his typical soybeans into cover crop program. He details the trick he’s discovered to ensure profitability in the relay cropped program and his plans for the future in this Continuum Ag blog post.

Mitchell Hora spends a lot of time soil sampling on his 700-acre farm near Washington, Iowa.

Syngenta: EPA Proposal Would Have ‘Significant Impact’ on Atrazine Use

Changes to EPA atrazine rules could ultimately impact 65 million acres of corn, sorghum and sugarcane in the U.S., says Mark White, senior stewardship manager for Syngenta. The proposed rules would further restrict atrazine usage to new guidelines, prompting concerns that farmers would have to abandon no-till in exchange for tillage to control weeds. In this interview with AgWired, White explains what’s ahead for the review of proposed EPA revisions to atrazine use rules and regulations.

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If a No-Till Field and a Conventionally Tilled Field Get the Same Inputs and Yield the Same, Which Is More Profitable?

Canadian farm management consulting company Top Tier Farming posed this question on TikTok, sparking some arguments about what may first sound like a trick question. Commenters pointed out that no-till requires less fuel, which equates to a $24 per acre fuel savings — or $32,775 for 1,365 acres (the average farm size in our 2022 No-Till Operational Benchmark Study) if you do the math for a year. P.S. If you need a reason to download TikTok (other than to see what your kids are up to), Top Tier Farming is it. Tons of great no-till videos!

@toptierfarming If a farm spends less and yields the same it has increased profits and lowered financial risk. No Till checks these boxes for the prairies.#farming #soil #regenrativeagriculture #buisness ♬ original sound - toptierfarming

How to Take Advantage of Tax Savings on Equipment Purchases

If you’re planning to buy new equipment for your no-till operation, you may be able to take advantage of tax savings in the form of a Section 179 deduction limit and bonus depreciation. This article from AgWeb serves as a straightforward refresher and explains the rules for if you have new equipment on order, but not yet on your farm.

If you’re planning to buy farm equipment before the end of the year, here’s a refresher on two tax tools you can use.(AgWeb)

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For growers motivated to improvement through change and technology, TOTAL ACRE is a 3-year program where hundreds of growers nationally learn from two of the highest-yielding farmers in the world, Randy Dowdy and David Hula. Each Total Acre grower benefits from four 2-day farm camps every year, a dynamic customized software system and a community support that extends well beyond the program. 

See David and Randy at the 2023 National No-Tillage Conference in St. Louis!